2015 Jesus Christ, compassion of

2015 Jesus Christ, compassion of

Jesus Christ’s pity and loving concern for the lowly and the needy. His words and deeds show God’s merciful and gracious nature in action.

Jesus Christ shows the compassion of God

2Co 1:3 See also 2Ch 36:15; Ps 86:15; Hos 11:4,8-9; Lk 1:72,78; Lk 15:20

The compassion of Jesus Christ is the basis of Christian confidence

Heb 4:14-16 The Greek word here translated “sympathise” has the sense of “be compassionate towards”.

The demonstration of Jesus Christ’s compassion

In supporting the weak Mt 12:20 See also Isa 42:3; Mt 19:14 pp Mk 10:14 pp Lk 18:16

In healing the sick Mt 14:14 pp Lk 9:11 See also Mt 20:34 pp Mk 10:52 pp Lk 18:42-43; Mk 1:41 pp Mt 8:3 pp Lk 5:13; Lk 13:12

In comforting the bereaved Lk 7:13 See also Lk 8:50 pp Mk 5:36; Jn 11:33-35; Jn 19:25-27; Jn 20:14-16

In feeding the hungry Mt 15:32 pp Mk 8:2-3 See also Mt 14:16 pp Mk 6:37 pp Lk 9:13 pp Jn 6:5-6

In finding and forgiving lost sinners Mt 9:36 pp Mk 6:34 See also Isa 40:11; Mt 18:14; Mt 23:37-38 pp Lk 13:34-35; Lk 7:47-48; Jn 8:10-11

In giving rest to those who are burdened or abandoned Mt 11:28-29 See also Mk 1:40-41 pp Mt 8:1-3 pp Lk 5:12-13; Lk 11:46; Lk 15:1-2; Lk 17:12-14

Jesus Christ’s compassion is a model for Christians to follow

Lk 10:36-37 See also Jn 13:34; Jn 17:18; Php 2:1

See also

1030God, compassion
1055God, grace & mercy
2027Christ, grace & mercy
2048Christ, love of
2066Christ, power of
2351Christ, miracles
5279crowds
5448poverty, attitudes to
5805comfort
5806compassion
6652forgiveness
6689mercy of Christ