Church of the Nazarene
For What? Part 3: We’re for Compassion
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  • Church of the Nazarene - Harrisonburg
    1871 Boyers Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • https://www.facebook.com/cotn.hope
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Church of the Nazarene - East Rock
    414 S E Side Hwy, Elkton, VA 22827, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
It's far more important for those in our community to understand what we are FOR rather than what we are AGAINST. It’s not even close.
Week 1: We are for Jesus.
Week 2: We are for holiness.
This week: We are for compassion.

What is compassion? It literally means “to suffer with”. We know that it must always involve action, so we often say that compassion is “love in action”.
The story of God is marked by a God of compassion.

-“The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness” Exodus 34:6
-"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” Isaiah 49:15
-The compassion of God in the Old Testament continues in the New Testament. God sends Jesus as the ultimate display of His compassion.
-Jesus' ministry is marked by compassion, and He ultimately suffers on our behalf, dying on the cross for the sin of all mankind.




-In our suffering, we experience the God of comfort and compassion. He suffers with us in our pain.
-And we aren’t just comforted for our own good, but for the purpose of sharing that comfort with others.
-We don’t have to conjure up comfort, because we can’t. Instead, we comfort because we have been comforted.
Compassion flows out of us because it has been poured into us.




Verses for further study/reflection:

Ephesians 4:29-32
Colossians 3:12-14






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