Have Compassion On Them

Have Compassion On Them

Matthew 9:35-37; Matthew 14:14 ; Mark 2:3-5

Compassion is a deep feeling of sympathy for someone who is suffering. Having compassion entails showing mercy, feeling sympathy, and having pity for the plight and struggle of broken people living in a broken world. This includes, foremost, the sinners around us.

  • Compassion sees. Matthew 9:36
  • Compassion acts. Matthew 14:14
  • Compassion pities and forgives. Matthew 18:27
  • Compassion touches lives. Matthew 20:34

P1. Compassion: Christ’s Character

Exodus 34:6–7

The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth


  • Reflects God’s Nature. (Exodus 34:6–7; Psalm 111:4; 145:8)
  • Urged Christ to seek more laborers through prayer. (Matthew 9:35-38)
  • Inspired Christ to perform healings. (Matthew 14:14)
  • Compelled Christ to provide for the multitude. (Matthew 15:31-33)
  • Guides Christ in revealing eternal truths. (Mark 10:21)

P2. Compassion’s Competence and Conquest


  • makes us refuse to be a disengaged distant observer. Matthew 14:14; 15:32
  • produces supernatural wonders. Matthew 14:14-21; Mark 6:34-46; Luke 9:11-17; John 6:3-15
  • breaks boundaries. Mark 1:41
  • heals the broken-hearted. Luke 7:13
  • resuscitates and resurrects in hopeless situations. Mark 5 and Lazarus in John 11

P3. Cultivating and Conveying Compassion

Matthew 18:32-34; 9:36; 14:14;Mark6:34; 2:1-5

“But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them…” Matthew 9:36

Around us are people in desperate need of Christ. The Lord wants us to have compassion on them and bring them to Him. Have compassion on:

  • The Prodigal sons and daughters. Luke 15:13-20
  • The battered and broken. Luke 10:30-35
  • The hopeless. Mark 1:40–45
  • The grieving. Luke 7:12-15
  • The ignorant wanderer. Hebrews 5:2