Join us this Sunday, September 20 at all of our Cross Church campuses as the vision for our church for the next decade is unveiled.

DAY 6 | COMPASSION

"When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." Matthew 9:36

What is it that most characterizes your life?

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke each characterize the heart of Jesus as being filled with compassion. Beyond their own characterization, we are given one verse where Jesus described His own heart with His own words, Matthew 11:29. In this verse, Jesus described His heart as, “gentle and lowly.”

Gentle means that Jesus is not quick tempered or easily exasper- ated by those who need Him most in their brokenness. Lowliness means that He is not inaccessible or out of reach because of His moral perfection; neither is He inconvenienced by those of us who need His care and compassion time and time again. The heart of Jesus is both breathtaking and inviting.

Is your heart characterized by compassion for others? What if our church was known most for our love and compassion for others?

Prayer

“Father, thank you for having a heart of compassion for me. Give me a heart for the things that reflect Your heart. Please make Cross Church a home for the broken and the afflicted in our region and beyond. Father, please prepare my heart to receive the word you have for me on Vision Sunday.”


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