Greek word for compassion: splagehnizomai

Sunday Morning Worship
October 21, 2012
Series: “Hunger is Not a Game”
Today: “It Grieves God”

Scripture:  Matthew 15:29-32 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down.
30 Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.  31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.  32 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”

Ephesians 4:30a And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God…

Intro:  Greek word for      compassion      : splagehnizomai.

* God has deep compassion, which translates to      grieving      over unmet needs.

I.   GOD ASKS FOR WHAT WE       HAVE       .

* He wants us to understand that it’s what we have that, given to Him, is      enough      .

II.  GOD ASKS YOU TO       OFFER        WHAT YOU HAVE TO HIM.

* God chooses to       use        what we give.

Conclusion:  The       blessing         of feeding the hungry.

* God will never allow us to        out give        Him!

Malachi 3:10-12 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the Lord Almighty.

12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.

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