We’d all agree that our world needs more compassion and empathy. To find more common ground and less to fight over. To prioritize unity with those that we disagree with. The problem though is that we don’t want to be the ones to do that. We can be compassionate to those we love and those we deem deserving, but we have a hard time finding compassion for those that have wronged and opposed us. But living with an uncommon compassion just might be what it takes for the world to see the love of God in you.



Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.

[Psalm 112:4]

You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.”

[Luke 6:35-36]

“If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion – how can God’s love be in that person?”

[1 John 3:17]

The Bible is pretty clear on this. That if you really want to live the kind of life that God wants for you to live, you’ve got to known as a compassionate person.

We are really good at showing compassion to some people.
Right? To select people. To people that we understand. People that see the world the way we see it. People that we can resonate with. People like us.

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.

[Matthew 9:35]


When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

[Matthew 9:36]


Our commitment to God is measured in our compassion to others.

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

[Matthew 9:37-38]

Compassion changed the world 2,000 years ago through Jesus.And that same compassion can do the same today.

1. Proximity creates compassion.


2. Prayer creates compassion.


Application Questions

1. What stood out to you from this message and why?

2. What is one thing God is telling you to START doing because of this message?

3. What is one thing God is telling you to STOP doing because of this message?

4. How will this message change how you act at home, work and in the your relationships?