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A Life of Compassion

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December 12, 2019
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Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah

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A Life of Compassion

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  • Dr. David Jeremiah:
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Ea
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us ha
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has ju
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one l
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one lif
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one life
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one life to
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one life to l
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one life to liv
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Each of us has just one life to live.
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  • Our life
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  • Our life sho
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  • Our life should
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  • Our life should co
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  • Our life should coun
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  • Our life should count.
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  • It should matt
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  • It should matter
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  • It should matter.
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  • It s
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  • It sho
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  • It should
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  • It should ha
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  • It should have
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  • It should have pur
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  • It should have purpo
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  • It should have purpose
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  • It should have purpose a
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  • It should have purpose and
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  • It should have purpose and,
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  • It should have purpose and,
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  • It should have purpose and,
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  • It should have purpose and, fr
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  • It should have purpose and, fran
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  • It should have purpose and, frankl
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly,
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, i
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it sh
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it shou
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should be
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should be am
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should be amaz
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should be amazin
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  • It should have purpose and, frankly, it should be amazing.
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  • But as I look
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  • But as I look ar
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  • But as I look arou
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  • But as I look around
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  • But as I look around m
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  • But as I look around me,
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  • But as I look around me,
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  • But as I look around me,
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  • But as I look around me, I
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  • But as I look around me, I se
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  • But as I look around me, I see
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  • But as I look around me, I see li
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  • But as I look around me, I see live
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives li
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives live
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived in
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived in d
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived in dis
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived in disar
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived in disarra
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  • But as I look around me, I see lives lived in disarray,
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  • in defeat,
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  • in defeat, a
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  • in defeat, and
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  • in defeat, and d
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  • in defeat, and dis
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  • in defeat, and disco
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  • in defeat, and discour
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  • in defeat, and discourag
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  • in defeat, and discouragem
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  • in defeat, and discouragemen
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  • in defeat, and discouragement.
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  • I've been
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  • I've been de
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  • I've been deep
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  • I've been deeply
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  • I've been deeply b
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  • I've been deeply bur
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  • I've been deeply burde
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  • I've been deeply burdene
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  • I've been deeply burdened
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  • I've been deeply burdened ab
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  • I've been deeply burdened abou
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  • I've been deeply burdened about
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  • I've been deeply burdened about
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  • I've been deeply burdened about th
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this b
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this bec
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this becau
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this because
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this because,
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this because, yo
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this because, you
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this because, you se
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  • I've been deeply burdened about this because, you see,
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  • an u
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  • an unf
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  • an unful
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  • an unfulfi
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  • an unfulfill
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  • an unfulfilled
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  • an unfulfilled l
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  • an unfulfilled lif
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  • an unfulfilled life
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  • an unfulfilled life
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  • an unfulfilled life is
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  • an unfulfilled life is j
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  • an unfulfilled life is jus
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  • an unfulfilled life is just
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no w
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no way
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no way t
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no way to
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no way to ex
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no way to exis
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  • an unfulfilled life is just no way to exist.
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  • And
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  • And fr
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  • And from
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  • And from w
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  • And from wha
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  • And from what
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  • And from what I
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  • And from what I re
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  • And from what I read
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  • And from what I read i
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  • And from what I read in
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  • And from what I read in th
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  • And from what I read in the
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  • And from what I read in the
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  • And from what I read in the
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  • And from what I read in the Sc
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  • And from what I read in the Scri
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  • And from what I read in the Script
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  • And from what I read in the Scriptur
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture,
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, G
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God p
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God pro
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God promi
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God promise
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God promises
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  • And from what I read in the Scripture, God promises us
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  • a li
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  • a life
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  • a life o
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  • a life of
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  • a life of bl
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  • a life of bles
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  • a life of blessi
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  • a life of blessing
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  • a life of blessings
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  • a life of blessings be
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  • a life of blessings beyo
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  • a life of blessings beyond
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  • a life of blessings beyond o
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  • a life of blessings beyond our
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  • a life of blessings beyond our
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  • a life of blessings beyond our
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  • a life of blessings beyond our co
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comp
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  • a life of blessings beyond our compre
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehe
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehens
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehensio
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehension,
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehension, l
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehension, lit
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehension, liter
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehension, literal
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  • a life of blessings beyond our comprehension, literally
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  • a
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  • a li
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  • a life
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  • a life b
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  • a life bey
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  • a life beyon
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  • a life beyond
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  • a life beyond am
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  • a life beyond amaz
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  • a life beyond amazin
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  • a life beyond amazing.
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  • So
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  • So I
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  • So I a
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  • So I ask
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  • So I asked
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  • So I asked a
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  • So I asked a f
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  • So I asked a few
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  • So I asked a few f
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  • So I asked a few fri
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  • So I asked a few frien
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  • So I asked a few friends
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  • So I asked a few friends
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  • So I asked a few friends
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  • So I asked a few friends of
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  • So I asked a few friends of m
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  • So I asked a few friends of min
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine,
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, f
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, fri
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, frien
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, friends
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, friends w
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, friends who
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, friends who I
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  • So I asked a few friends of mine, friends who I b
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: I wanna thank you for joining me today.
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  • One of the categories that shows up in our list
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  • of nine characteristics is what we've decided to call
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  • "compassion."
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  • I think that's the good word for it.
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  • One of the things I'd be interested to know is,
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  • how do you show compassion?
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  • I'm just gonna throw that out and let you talk about it.
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  • Bobby Schuller: Well, compassion actually,
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  • the word "compassion" literally means
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  • "to suffer with."
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  • And so, I think a lot of times, we don't have compassion
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  • 'cause it seems so inconvenient, and it's like,
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  • "I don't have time to do this right now."
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  • If it means "to suffer with," it's like,
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  • "Well, I wanna help this person, but I don't wanna suffer too."
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  • There was a story about Mother Teresa
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  • where she was holding a dying girl while she was doing
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  • an interview with a newscaster.
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  • And as she's holding this girl, the girl urinates
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  • on Mother Teresa, and the reporter gets disgusted
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  • and turns to her cameraman, and sort of whispers too loud,
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  • "I wouldn't do that for a million bucks."
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  • And Mother Teresa looks at her and says, "Neither would I,"
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  • you know?
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  • There's this kind of compassion that, in order to be
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  • compassionate towards others, you have to be willing to suffer
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  • yourself a little bit.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: If we're gonna be the arms and the heart
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  • of Jesus in our community, we cannot avoid the discipline
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  • of compassion.
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  • Is there a way for that to happen?
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  • Like, in the NFL, for instance?
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  • Kirk Cousins: Sure, I mean, football gives us a platform,
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  • where, by the nature of the game and the nature of our culture,
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  • we're being observed.
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  • And so, I do believe that with what God has given me, I do need
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  • to steward that platform well.
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  • And that includes showing compassion.
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  • Not only to be obedient to what God's Word calls me to do,
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  • but also to set an example for others to follow, young people
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  • who are watching me, fans who are watching the team.
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  • I'd like to think that someone with a platform like that who is
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  • stewarding it well and setting a good example and showing
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  • compassion can inspire others on to do the same.
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  • And while you never wanna be self-promotional or make it
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  • about yourself and point to your good works, I think,
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  • at the same time, God does say to,
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  • "Be a city on a hill and to shine your light."
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  • So, I wanna walk that balance.
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  • And the Lord knows our hearts, but I think we want people
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  • to know, you know, the God we serve, and give him the glory,
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  • and hopefully, spur them on to good works as well.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Sometimes I think Christians who believe
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  • that they're not saved by good works forget that
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  • they're saved for good works.
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  • I know some Christians who are so against works,
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  • they don't ever do any the rest of their lives, you know?
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  • But compassion drives us to the need.
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  • And even when we don't know if we have what it takes to meet
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  • that need, when we take the first step into that arena,
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  • God always seems to be there for us.
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  • Mandisa: Sometimes I look at situations and I feel
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  • so overwhelmed, like, "What could I possibly do?
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  • What little thing could I possibly do?"
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  • But the fact of the matter is, God just says to do it,
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  • and so I just say, "Lord, I'm just gonna do
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  • whatever you're telling me to do, and just trust that
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  • whatever it is that you're gonna use it
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  • in a way that, really, my mind can understand."
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  • But I say ask God for compassion.
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  • Like, sometimes I don't feel something, and so I just say,
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  • "Lord, help me to feel compassion for
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  • this people group, or feel compassion
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  • for this area."
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  • And I feel like that's a prayer that God would love to answer,
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  • no matter who's praying it.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: We are the only people on the face
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  • of God's earth who are going to reflect that
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  • in the real true way for the right motives.
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  • And so, compassion is a critical thing for us to work on.
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  • Some of us have to work on it more than others.
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  • Some of it comes naturally to people.
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  • Others, it may not.
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  • But the Bible doesn't give us any option.
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  • We're called to be compassionate people.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: As I sat with my friends and reflected on what
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  • we shared, I was once again reminded that demonstrating
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  • compassion is a decision, a decision that transforms
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  • one's life.
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  • And in the next few minutes, I will share with you how a life
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  • of compassion is necessary to live a life beyond amazing.
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  • male announcer: From the US Bank Arena,
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  • in Cincinnati, Ohio, this is "Turning Point
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  • with David Jeremiah."
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  • Charles: So, open up the gates.
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  • So, open up the gates
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  • Make way before the King of kings
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  • Our God who comes to save is here to set
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  • The captives free
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  • For who can stop the Lord Almighty
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  • Charles: Oh, yeah, you got it.
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  • Our God is the Lion the Lion of Judah
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  • He's roaring with power and fighting our battles
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  • And every knee will bow before him
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  • Our God is the Lamb the Lamb that was slain
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  • For the sins of the world
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  • His blood breaks the chains
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  • Oh, and every knee will bow before the Lion
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  • and the Lamb
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  • Every knee will bow before him
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  • Every knee will bow
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  • Charles: Every tongue confess that he is Lord
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  • to the glory of God the Father, and worthy of our praise,"
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  • tonight, amen?
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  • Yeah.
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  • male announcer: Coming up on "Turning Point":
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Compassion is not academic.
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  • You don't learn to be compassionate in a book,
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  • or even in the Bible.
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  • It's not something that happens up here.
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  • It's something that happens down here.
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  • male announcer: What are the signs
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  • of a life beyond amazing?
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  • Among them, joy that is not dependent on circumstance,
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  • integrity that settles for no exceptions,
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  • and self-discipline that stands firm.
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  • But how do you get them into your life?
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  • It takes a decision; actually, nine decisions each day
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  • to commit these into your heart and actions.
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  • Discover the steps to the life of blessings God has for you
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  • in Dr. David Jeremiah's inspiring book,
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  • "A Life Beyond Amazing: 9 Decisions That Will Transform
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  • "A Life of Compassion."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Compassion is about the moment.
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  • It's about what I have in my hand, whether it's money
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  • or talent or encouragement or a shoulder to cry on,
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  • what I have in my hand that will help another person.
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  • Compassion is about those times in our lives when God intends
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  • for us to be the healer, the helper,
  • 00:09:16.230 --> 00:09:20.080
  • and maybe even the hero.
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  • In all of human literature, there is no greater illustration
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  • of what it means to be compassionate than
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  • the story Jesus told about the Good Samaritan.
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  • The story of the Good Samaritan is only told in Luke's Gospel.
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  • In this parable, we meet individuals who are confronted
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  • with the responsibility to be compassionate.
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  • How they respond will help to inform us of our strengths
  • 00:09:47.160 --> 00:09:52.180
  • and our weaknesses as compassionate people.
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  • So, from this story, let me share with you some principles
  • 00:09:57.130 --> 00:10:01.290
  • about compassion that are so illustrated.
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  • First of all, when we read this account, we discover immediately
  • 00:10:06.090 --> 00:10:10.040
  • that compassion is not academic.
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  • Luke chapter 10 says it this way: "And behold,
  • 00:10:14.110 --> 00:10:18.100
  • a certain lawyer stood up and tested Jesus,
  • 00:10:18.110 --> 00:10:21.230
  • saying, 'Teacher, what shall I do
  • 00:10:21.240 --> 00:10:25.170
  • to inherit eternal life?' And Jesus said to him,
  • 00:10:25.180 --> 00:10:30.130
  • 'What is written in the law?
  • 00:10:30.140 --> 00:10:32.240
  • What is your reading of it?' And the lawyer answered
  • 00:10:32.250 --> 00:10:35.160
  • and said, '"You shall love the Lord
  • 00:10:35.170 --> 00:10:38.010
  • your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
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  • with all your strength, and with all your mind,"
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  • and "your neighbor as yourself."'
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  • And Jesus said to him, 'You have answered rightly;
  • 00:10:45.140 --> 00:10:48.140
  • do this and you will live.'
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  • And the man, wanting to justify himself,
  • 00:10:50.240 --> 00:10:53.200
  • said to Jesus, 'And who is my neighbor?'"
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  • Here's what I want you to know.
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  • First of all, compassion is not academic.
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  • You don't learn to be compassionate in a book,
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  • or even in the Bible.
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  • It's not something that happens up here.
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  • It's something that happens down here.
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  • Secondly, compassion is not academic,
  • 00:11:17.280 --> 00:11:20.090
  • and it's not abstract.
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  • "And Jesus answered and said to him: 'A certain man went down
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  • from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves,
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  • who stripped him of his clothing,
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  • and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead."
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  • Now, this story reports the kind of thing that happened
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  • often on the road between
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  • Jerusalem and Jericho.
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  • The lawyer would have known how dangerous this road was.
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  • He would have been able to picture in his mind the bruised
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  • and wounded body of this traveler that Jesus introduced
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  • as he began to tell his story.
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  • In the telling of the story, Jesus refused to allow the
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  • lawyer to deal with compassion in the abstract.
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  • Jesus will not allow us to be abstract about the identity
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  • of our neighbor today either.
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  • Compassion is not academic, and it's not abstract.
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  • It's not something we do in general.
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  • It's something we do specifically.
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  • Then let me say to you, thirdly, that compassion is not afraid.
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  • In Luke 10:31, we read: "'Now by chance a certain priest
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  • came down that road.
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  • And when he saw the man who had been beaten
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  • by the robbers, he passed by on the other side.'"
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  • There was no way he could be sure if the man was alive
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  • or dead.
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  • And he couldn't afford to find out.
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  • By the religious law of that time,
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  • if the man was dead and the priest touched him,
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  • the priest would have been ceremoniously unclean
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  • for 7 days.
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  • So, the priest made a decision.
  • 00:13:02.280 --> 00:13:05.270
  • He made a decision to put the afterglow of his temple
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  • experience above the claims of suffering humanity.
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  • Not only did he pass by the wounded man, he passed by
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  • on the other side of the road.
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  • That day, the priest decided to put the temple above
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  • a suffering man.
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  • Compassion's not academic.
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  • It's not something you study.
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  • It's not abstract, some feeling that you may have.
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  • And it's not afraid.
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  • When you really have compassion, you jump over the things that
  • 00:13:37.290 --> 00:13:41.110
  • stand in your way to meet the need of the person who has come
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  • across your path.
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  • Here's number four, compassion is not analytical.
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  • It's easy to become paralyzed when we analyze.
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  • Do you know that?
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  • There is even an expression we use sometimes
  • 00:13:57.250 --> 00:13:59.290
  • in the business world, and it's called,
  • 00:14:00.020 --> 00:14:02.090
  • "The paralysis of analysis."
  • 00:14:02.100 --> 00:14:05.130
  • Sometimes we get so busy analyzing something, we forget
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  • what it is we're doing.
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  • And the Bible says in Luke chapter 10, in verse 32,
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  • that: "'After the priest went by,
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  • a Levite came by.'"
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  • Now, the Levitical people in the Bible
  • 00:14:18.220 --> 00:14:20.220
  • were the worship leaders.
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  • They were the singes.
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  • And the Bible says, "When he arrived at the place,
  • 00:14:25.010 --> 00:14:28.060
  • he came and he looked, and passed by
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  • on the other side."
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  • Both the priest and the Levite illustrate something
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  • you must not miss tonight.
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  • Religious work does not make the worker religious.
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  • You can be doin' all these things outwardly,
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  • but if your heart isn't right, it's meaningless,
  • 00:14:45.160 --> 00:14:49.100
  • and it's foolish, and it's just sending
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  • a false message.
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  • So, that's what compassion isn't.
  • 00:14:54.260 --> 00:14:57.070
  • It's not analytical.
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  • You don't analyze it and then not do anything.
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  • Compassion is action.
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  • Now, let me read the rest of the story.
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  • "But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed,
  • 00:15:10.290 --> 00:15:13.050
  • came where this man was.
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  • And when he saw him, he had compassion.
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  • So he went to him and he bandaged his wounds,
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  • pouring on oil and wine; and he set him
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  • on his own animal, and brought him to an inn,
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  • and took care of him.
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  • And on the next day, when he departed,
  • 00:15:28.100 --> 00:15:30.020
  • he took out two denarii, and gave them to the innkeeper,
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  • and said, to the innkeeper, 'Take care of him;
  • 00:15:33.090 --> 00:15:36.030
  • and whatever more you spend, when I come again,
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  • I will repay you.'"
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  • The priest didn't help, the Levite didn't help,
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  • and a Samaritan helped?"
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  • Jesus said that "one of those who could have been neighbors
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  • to this man, the only one who was really a neighbor
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  • was a Samaritan."
  • 00:15:54.200 --> 00:15:56.160
  • Now, you may not get that if you haven't studied what a Samaritan
  • 00:15:56.170 --> 00:15:58.270
  • was in the Jewish culture, but a Samaritan was the most
  • 00:15:58.280 --> 00:16:02.230
  • untenable, intolerable thought that this lawyer could ever
  • 00:16:02.240 --> 00:16:06.180
  • have entertained, a Samaritan.
  • 00:16:06.190 --> 00:16:10.060
  • The Samaritans hated the Jews, and the Jews hated
  • 00:16:10.070 --> 00:16:14.120
  • the Samaritans right back.
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  • Jesus chose that Samaritan in his story to strengthen
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  • the criticism of the priest and the Levite.
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  • The Good Samaritan, by what he did
  • 00:16:24.230 --> 00:16:26.150
  • that day, made his nationality forever something
  • 00:16:26.160 --> 00:16:30.090
  • that we talk about in a positive way.
  • 00:16:30.100 --> 00:16:34.220
  • So, what did the Good Samaritan do?
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  • Here's where we learn how compassion works.
  • 00:16:37.110 --> 00:16:41.240
  • First of all, we learn that compassion is about
  • 00:16:41.250 --> 00:16:44.060
  • what you see.
  • 00:16:44.070 --> 00:16:46.070
  • The priest, the Levite, and the Samaritan
  • 00:16:46.080 --> 00:16:49.160
  • all looked at this broken man, but only one of them saw him.
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  • Only the Good Samaritan saw him.
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  • For Jesus, who is the ultimate Good Samaritan, compassion
  • 00:16:58.290 --> 00:17:02.020
  • began with what he saw.
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:03.290
  • The word "compassion" is a word that means
  • 00:17:04.000 --> 00:17:07.000
  • "a deep moving within your inward spirit.
  • 00:17:07.010 --> 00:17:11.040
  • It is used of Jesus many times in the book of Matthew.
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  • Jesus was one who showed compassion over and over again.
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  • He was a man of compassion.
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  • When he saw something that wasn't right, like,
  • 00:17:22.090 --> 00:17:24.210
  • little children that weren't being cared for,
  • 00:17:24.220 --> 00:17:27.240
  • or fellow servants who weren't being fed,
  • 00:17:27.250 --> 00:17:30.160
  • the Bible says, "He was filled with compassion."
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  • In his deepest hours of agony, never for a moment did Jesus
  • 00:17:33.260 --> 00:17:38.220
  • break from showing compassion to other people.
  • 00:17:38.230 --> 00:17:42.210
  • The more difficult his life became, the more people
  • 00:17:42.220 --> 00:17:46.010
  • crowded around him with demands, and the closer he moved
  • 00:17:46.020 --> 00:17:49.170
  • to a torturous death, the more loving, compassionate,
  • 00:17:49.180 --> 00:17:53.070
  • and forgiving he became.
  • 00:17:53.080 --> 00:17:56.270
  • Once again, don't forget, the least likely person
  • 00:17:56.280 --> 00:18:00.170
  • in the whole narrative is the one who acts.
  • 00:18:00.180 --> 00:18:04.200
  • But the reason he acted is because he saw this man.
  • 00:18:04.210 --> 00:18:09.220
  • Now, let me just bring this down to where all of us are today.
  • 00:18:09.230 --> 00:18:12.250
  • How many of you know--?
  • 00:18:12.260 --> 00:18:14.130
  • I'm standing up here and if I need to raise up
  • 00:18:14.140 --> 00:18:16.230
  • one hand because I'm guilty, I'll raise up both.
  • 00:18:16.240 --> 00:18:19.290
  • How many of you know, we teach ourselves not to see
  • 00:18:20.000 --> 00:18:23.070
  • the homeless people in our community?
  • 00:18:23.080 --> 00:18:27.040
  • Do we not?
  • 00:18:27.050 --> 00:18:29.030
  • We drive by them.
  • 00:18:29.040 --> 00:18:30.050
  • And one of the reasons we do that is because
  • 00:18:30.060 --> 00:18:32.200
  • we don't know what to do.
  • 00:18:32.210 --> 00:18:34.200
  • We know we can't help all of them.
  • 00:18:34.210 --> 00:18:36.280
  • We don't know how to respond, and so, we teach ourselves
  • 00:18:36.290 --> 00:18:40.240
  • to look beyond them.
  • 00:18:40.250 --> 00:18:42.130
  • We learn how to look straight ahead when they're standing
  • 00:18:42.140 --> 00:18:45.080
  • over here, not to catch their eye.
  • 00:18:45.090 --> 00:18:49.060
  • And I'm not saying that I stand any more righteous
  • 00:18:49.070 --> 00:18:52.230
  • in that than you.
  • 00:18:52.240 --> 00:18:53.260
  • I've done that, and we've all done it.
  • 00:18:53.270 --> 00:18:57.000
  • But here's what I know.
  • 00:18:57.010 --> 00:18:58.290
  • Until you see the misery of a person and really see it,
  • 00:18:59.000 --> 00:19:03.260
  • you can't help them.
  • 00:19:03.270 --> 00:19:05.210
  • Compassion is what you see.
  • 00:19:05.220 --> 00:19:07.190
  • But number two, compassion is what you do.
  • 00:19:07.200 --> 00:19:12.120
  • Recently, a reporter asked me, "What is the difference between
  • 00:19:12.130 --> 00:19:15.180
  • sympathy and compassion?"
  • 00:19:15.190 --> 00:19:18.120
  • And what I told him is important.
  • 00:19:18.130 --> 00:19:20.110
  • I said, "Sympathy is something that you feel, and compassion
  • 00:19:20.120 --> 00:19:23.080
  • is something that you do."
  • 00:19:23.090 --> 00:19:26.090
  • The Good Samaritan did more than observe the fallen traveler,
  • 00:19:26.290 --> 00:19:30.100
  • as the others had done.
  • 00:19:30.110 --> 00:19:32.150
  • Put yourself in this place.
  • 00:19:32.160 --> 00:19:33.280
  • You see this guy all trashed, laying there in the ground,
  • 00:19:33.290 --> 00:19:37.200
  • and you walk up and you say to yourself,
  • 00:19:37.210 --> 00:19:39.110
  • "I'd like to help this guy, but whoever did this to him's
  • 00:19:39.120 --> 00:19:41.210
  • probably still around.
  • 00:19:41.220 --> 00:19:43.130
  • I'll wait till I get to Jericho, then I'll call 911."
  • 00:19:43.140 --> 00:19:49.040
  • The Samaritan risked everything and he illustrates
  • 00:19:49.050 --> 00:19:52.080
  • for us that genuine love always involves risk.
  • 00:19:52.090 --> 00:19:56.240
  • Unlike the priest, the Samaritan touched
  • 00:19:56.250 --> 00:19:59.040
  • the traveler with hands of kindness and compassion.
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  • No ceremonial reason would be great enough to restrain him.
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  • He bandaged his wounds.
  • 00:20:06.010 --> 00:20:07.230
  • He bathed his sores and helped him on his way.
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  • This was compassion at work.
  • 00:20:11.120 --> 00:20:15.280
  • When it comes to compassion, it's more than just a feeling.
  • 00:20:15.290 --> 00:20:22.290
  • Compassion is something you do.
  • 00:20:23.000 --> 00:20:26.270
  • Number three, compassion is about how you do it.
  • 00:20:26.280 --> 00:20:31.290
  • When Jesus asked the lawyer at the end of the story,
  • 00:20:32.000 --> 00:20:34.170
  • "Which of the three men had demonstrated that
  • 00:20:34.180 --> 00:20:36.130
  • he was a neighbor?"
  • 00:20:36.140 --> 00:20:38.130
  • the lawyer said, "The one who showed mercy."
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  • It's hard to express how much this means to a person
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  • who's hurting.
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  • Compassion is what you see, it's what you do,
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  • and it's how you do it.
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  • But compassion is also about what it costs you.
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  • Cannot ever be compassionate without it costing you
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  • something.
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  • Sometimes compassion costs you time.
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  • Sometimes it costs you more.
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  • But true compassion doesn't weigh the cost first.
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  • It simply responds to human suffering with lovingkindness.
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  • Jesus finished telling this amazing story.
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  • He turned to the lawyer and he said to him,
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  • "So which of these three do you think was neighbor
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  • to him who fell among the thieves?"
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  • It is interesting that the lawyer could not bring himself
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  • to say the word "Samaritan," so he answered the question
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  • like this: "He who showed mercy on him."
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  • And the Master said to the lawyer and to us,
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  • "Go and do likewise."
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  • Tonight, when we live in this world of incredible need,
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  • we are the body of Christ.
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  • And of all the people on the face of the earth,
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  • we ought to be the ones who show compassion.
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  • Maybe God has brought somebody to your mind even as
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  • I've been speaking, who you know is in need of compassion.
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  • And whatever it is you find yourself in the midst of here
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  • in this room tonight, I am here to announce
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  • that the Good Samaritan is the Lord Jesus,
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  • and he loves you with a love you can't comprehend,
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  • and his compassion for you is so immense.
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  • I just want to tell you, he loves you so much,
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  • and he is not willing for you to continue on
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  • in your raged ways.
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  • He wants you to become a disciple of his.
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  • God in heaven loves you so much that
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  • he sent his only begotten Son into this world.
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  • And the Bible says, "He came and he walked among us,
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  • and he lived among us, and he was a perfect person."
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  • And as the perfect Son of God, one day, he hung upon a cross.
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  • And as the Lamb of God, he poured his life out
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  • so that we could be forgiven of our sin.
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  • You see, the Bible says that "the wages of sin is death."
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  • When we sin, the penalty for our sin is ultimately death.
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  • And that penalty has to be paid, and Jesus Christ paid it.
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  • As the infinite Son of God, he came to this world,
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  • and in his holy righteous self, hung between two thieves
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  • with both hands stretched out, as if to say,
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  • "Come, come to me, all you who are lost.
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  • Feel the compassion of my heart towards you.
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  • Come, and receive Christ."
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  • with one more inspirational word to close today's
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  • male announcer: And now, with one last word
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: As we learned in today's message,
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  • compassion is not an expression of sympathy,
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  • but is an action where we enter into the pain of others
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  • and we step forward to offer them our love and help, just as
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  • Christ has shown his compassion and met our need of a Savior.
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  • Simply put, "compassion" means "doing for others
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  • what Jesus Christ did for us."
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  • When we come to know Christ, we experience the ultimate
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  • example of compassion, and we need forgiveness
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  • and redemption to be reconciled to God.
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  • Christ provides that and more for us.
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  • a life of generosity.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: When you close your hand on what you have,
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  • you exclude God's help.
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  • And when you keep it open, he can take anything out
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  • of your hand that he desires, but he can also put in your hand
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  • anything he desires.
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  • And my experience as I've struggled and learned about this
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  • over the years is I have never felt like God owed me anything.
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  • He always, always proves himself faithful.
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