Before we share the gospel, we need to show it in our action. Our actions should lead people to Christ and worthy of emulation by unbelievers.
The compassion commission involves God’s heart to justice, our response towards it, the compassion commission itself and how to answer the calling for the compassion commission that we are entrusted with.
1. God’s heart for justice:
Psalm 99:4, Isa 56:1
God cares about everything that is happening now. Persecution among Christians, hatred and war against preaching the gospel etc but it is written that all this things will happen and therefore God is aware and cares for our souls.
2. Our response:
Our response could either be judgemental or love embodied.
Isa 1:17, James 1:27, Matt 28:16-20, Matt 25:35-40
It is the holy spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge but our job is to love. We need to play our part (love) and leave the judgement to God and conviction to the Holy Spirit.
3. Compassion commission
Eph 2:10, James 1:27 , James 2:14-17. The compassion commission is simply a calling to love which is the only religion that God accepts.
4. How to answer the call: be Christ like
Mark 8:2, Matt 9:36, Rom 12:10, col 3:12
To answer the call we need to love others
When the church is more focused on the preferences of their members and not the dying lost, church the church dies.
Preacher: Pastor Kelsey