The aim of this uGroup is to encourage members to cultivate compassion and to encourage them that compassion is followed by an act.
1 John 3:17-18 (The outworking of Love)
It is important that you do a fun and welcoming icebreaker and get people of their seats.
Read 1 John 3: 17-18 as introduction.
Refer to the different translations
NIV: “has no pity”
NKJV: “closes his heart”
Introduce the message by asking the following question:
- What does the word compassion mean to you?
The Hebrew and Greek words translated “compassion” in the Bible mean “to love, to have mercy, to feel sympathy and to have pity.”
To suffer with another.
Compassion is a mixed passion, compounded of love and sorrow.
The following could be relevant questions to ask:
- Why is it important to have compassion?
Note: Compassion creates miracles (Compassion is always followed by an act)
Compassion was a direct motive for at least 5 of Jesus’ miracles
The Bible is clear that compassion is an attribute of God and of God’s people as well
- Where was Jesus moved with compassion?
- When should I have compassion?
- How do I open my heart to have compassion?
Any song should work.
Pray for people that feel they need to have more compassion, ask the Holy Spirit.
Other ministering as led.