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Sep 17, 2023    Matt Willingham

The sermon emphasizes the transformative power of compassion based on Deuteronomy 15:11 and Luke 5:17-20. Compassion is defined as deep empathy and a desire to alleviate the suffering of others. Three vital actions are outlined to cultivate compassion: being attentive to notice those in need, being flexible to shift from conventional approaches, and embracing interruptions that enable us to show compassion. The narrative in Luke 5:17-20 is dissected, focusing on the distinct reactions of the critics, the obstructive crowd, and the compassionate individuals who took extraordinary steps to bring a paralyzed man to Jesus for healing. The message underscores the necessity of action and empathy, urging listeners to actively extend compassion beyond barriers and societal norms.