Series: The E Word
Title: A Call To Compassion
Text: Matthew 9:35-38
The call to share the Good News of Jesus Christ is a call for all believers to capture the heart of Jesus for the lost.
What is so good about the Good News of the Kingdom (Matt. 9:35)? Why is it important that people are told of this Good News?
What is evangelism? If a friend asks you about evangelism, how will you explain what it is?
Jesus had compassion on the people. What is compassion? What is the difference between empathy and compassion? Consider a time when you progressed from empathy for people to compassion for them. What motivated you to show compassion? What stopped you from doing so? What is the right lens we should use to see the lost?
Matt. 9:38 tells us that the harvest belongs to the Lord. How does this truth change the way we think about doing God’s work? How does it encourage or motivate us to participate in His mission?
What can we do to cultivate a heart of compassion for the lost? What would your LG look like if everyone steps out in compassion next week?
It is difficult to reach out to people who are different from us because our differences may lead to tensions. How can the LG be more open to different types of people? What are some important qualities a LG needs to have so that it is able to accommodate different types of people?