O'Fallon, Missouri

Sermons by Dr. Michael A. Bond (Page 9)

Compassion

“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest'” (Matthew 9:35-38).

Christ has called us to have compassion on the lost and our brothers and sisters in the Lord. For the former, this means preaching the whole truth of God, even if it is offensive. However, we need to make sure that it is Christ that is the stumbling block and not us. By preaching the whole truth of God we know we have true compassion, because if we fail to do so then the lost can never truly know the Lord and His mercy. For the latter, this means bearing each other’s burdens. We ought to lay down our lives for the saints, being filled with the love of Christ.

No Other Gods

Exodus 20:1-3: “And God spoke all these words, saying: ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.'”