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From the Cross | Compassion

by Jason Hardy on March 27, 2022

Life Group Study Guide: Loved what you heard on Sunday? Want to go deeper? The life group study guide will help you unpack what you heard on Sunday, while diving deeper into God's word.

Connect:

  • What has stirred up compassion in you lately?

Dig Deeper:  

Read John 19:17-27

  • What stands out to you from this passage of scripture? Give the Holy Spirit a moment to lead you to specific thoughts, words, or phrases. What insight, questions, or observations do you have? Write them down, and as a group try to answer them?
  • John, the author of the Gospel of John, places himself at the scene of Jesus crucifixion. Has does this impact the way we read this text?
  • Place yourself in Mary and John’s position. What are you thinking? What are you feeling?
  • What is the significance of Jesus’ words to Mary and John?
  • What did Jesus provide to Mary and John that he also proved to us?

Making it Personal

  • When you need comfort or compassion who do you tend to go to?
  • Have you ever found yourself compassionate and angry at the same time? Share an example with your group. How do you reconcile these two emotions?
  • Read Psalm 78:38-39, Psalm 86:15, Psalm 103:8, and Psalm 145:8-9. How is God’s compassion described in these verses?
  • What role does the church have in reflecting God’s compassionate heart to the world? Where have you seen the Church do a good job? Where have you seen the Church do a poor job?
  • Where is one area of your life that you are having a hard time reflecting God’s compassion to another? What needs to change for you to be more compassionate?
  • How has God’s word encouraged you personally, through this study, or Sunday’s sermon?

Tags: love, jesus, compassion, god, cross, family, holy spirit, anger, compassionate

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