HEART OF JESUS!
August 13, 2006
I. We must see with the eyes of Jesus! He saw the
A. He saw the hungry he fed them. Matt 14:15-21.
B. The sick. Matt. 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a
great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them,
and he healed their sick.
C. The tormented. Mark 5:2-15.
II. We need to feel like Jesus felt. He was moved with
A. Ten times the New Testament refers to Jesus moving with
B. Pity is not compassion.
1. Pity just feels bad.
2. Compassion does something about the situation.
a. Pity is a human emotion but compassion is work of faith
3. Jesus knows all about us, our feelings and needs. (Heb
4:15 KJV) For we
have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the
feeling of our
infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are,
yet without sin.
C. Jesus wants us to treat one another with compassion. (Mat
18:33 KJV) Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on
thy fellow servant, even as I had pity on thee?
D. Jesus saw the blind. (Mat 20:34 KJV) So Jesus had
compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately
their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
E. The leper. (Mark 1:41 KJV) And Jesus, moved with
compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith
unto him, I will; be thou clean.
F. Jesus wants you to spread the His message of compassion.
(Mark 5:19 KJV) Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith
unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great
things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion
G. Jesus sees the lost. (Mark 6:34 KJV) And Jesus, when he
came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion
toward them, because they were as sheep not having a
shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
H. Compassion for the hungry. (Mark 8:2 KJV) I have
compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with
me three days, and have nothing to eat:
I. He sees the broken hearted. (Luke 7:13 KJV) And when the
Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her,
J. He teaches us compassion. (Luke 10:33 KJV) But a certain
Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he
saw him, he had compassion on him,
III. We need to do what He did. He healed them all. (Mat
12:15 KJV) But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from
thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed
(Luke 6:19 KJV) And the whole multitude sought to touch him:
for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
A. We need to do the works of God. (John 14:12 KJV) Verily,
verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works
that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these
shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
IV. We need to pray like Jesus prayed.
A. In the garden He prayed.
1. His prayer was one of intercession.
2. His prayers were for others. John 17: 9 I pray for them:
I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given
me; for they are thine. 10 And all mine are thine, and thine
are mine; and I am glorified in them. 11 And now I am no
more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to
thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom
thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 12
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name:
those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is
lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be
fulfilled. 13 And now come I to thee; and these things I
speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in
themselves. 14 I have given them thy word; and the world
hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as
I am not of the world. 15 I pray not that thou shouldest
take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep
them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I
am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy
word is truth.
3. Pray for your enemies. (Mat 5:44 KJV) But I say unto you,
enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that
hate you, and
pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
V. Give like Jesus gave.
A. Jesus gave His all. Your treasure is what He wants. (Mat
6:21 KJV) For where your treasure is, there will your heart
1. He wants you, your heart. (Mat 6:33 KJV) But seek ye
first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you.
2. An unusual news story that came out of Sydney, Australia.
A man obsessed with his hobby, it was reported by
authorities, had discovered 435 bikes in his house after his
death. It took police seven days to remove the bikes along
with hundreds of frames, wheels and other parts from [his]
house." The bicycles that the man had collected over the
years were literally stacked to the rafters in his 3-bedroom
house. Some of the bicycles were bought, some were traded,
and police believe many of the bicycles were stolen The
focus of that man's life is obvious! JESUS talked about a
man who was so obsessed with his "stuff" that he had to tear
down his barns and build bigger barns to store it (Luke
12:13-21). But God said to him, "Fool! This night your SOUL
will be required of you; then whose will those "things" be
which you have provided?" (Luke 12:20). Then Jesus gave the
following application: "So is he who lays up treasure for
HIMSELF, and is not rich toward GOD" (Luke 12:21).
Let me assure you – if the focus of your life isn't "serving
God", then it really doesn't matter WHAT your focus is! We
need to have the Heart of Jesus! Whether it's bicycles,
jewelry, or a vacation home at the beach or the mountains,
it's all just ‘clutter’ that one day will be worthless. I
mentioned the man's death, but I failed to tell you how he
died. He died after hitting his head after falling off a
bicycle!. Some obsessions result in DEATH, and whenever (or
however) death comes, it means the loss of everything. Only
one "obsession" results in LIFE: a SAVING RELATIONSHIP with
God through Jesus Christ. Paul said, "For me to live is
Christ, and to die is gain" (Philippians 1:21). You may
enjoy this SAVING RELATIONSHIP with God through Christ by:
placing your trust in Him (Hebrews 11:6), repenting of sin
(2 Corinthians 7:9-10), confessing one's faith in Christ
(Romans 10:9-10. AND by faithfully following Him the rest of
one's life. Jesus said, "Do NOT lay up for yourselves
TREASURES on EARTH, where moth and rust destroy and where
thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves
TREASURE in HEAVEN, where neither moth nor rust destroys and
where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your
TREASURE is, there your HEART will be also." (Matthew
Where's YOUR treasure?
God bless you and yours!
On behalf of this generation,
Your friends in the service of Christ,
and Marge Abram
Abundant Life Crusades
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