Having a Heart of Compassion in a Hostile World

Matthew 9:27-38 | Sermon Resources | 31 July 2022


Pastor Billy kicks off a new 3-part sermon series this week: Mission-Minded: A Short Series on Our Role in Making Jesus Known. This Sunday we will look at 3 scenes from the life of Jesus to see how he responded with compassion in the face of hostility.

Discussion Questions

  1. What evidence do you see (either generally in the world or personally in your life) of hostility towards Christianity?
  2. What tends to be your “go to” response to hostility towards your beliefs: (1) withdraw, (2) accommodate, (3) antagonize, (4) compassion?
  3. What are some reasons we fail to respond with compassion toward others?
  4. What would it take for us to see others the way Jesus did (verse 36)?
  5. Spend some time discussing the promise found in verses 37 & 38. Where specifically might God be sending you? What encouragement do you need to follow Jesus into the harvest field? What might your next step be?
  6. What is one thing you will do as a result of studying this passage?

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