9/25/15: “Staying Connected” by Pastor Linda A Skeen



 “Staying Connected” by Pastor Linda A Skeen


Never Forget!

     We can NEVER forget where we, ourselves, come from! Compassion as a Christian is


     The definition of the word “compassion” is by itself having “pity”. It is to be

sympathetic to someone’s sorrow or to have the ability of understanding or sharing the

feelings of another.

     It could be something that is regret, or a loss… as in death. Sorrow is the state of

being in deep distress and can lead to a state of danger or to a great need. Whatever

the case, the subject of the strain has the ability to draw a lost sheep to The Shepherd.

We come to Jesus not because He is mighty, or because He can give us eternal life in

His Kingdom. Psalm 86:15 says, “But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and

gracious, Longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.”

Matthew 9:36 says, “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with

compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no


     There are many other scriptures that we can refer to in order to guide us to the

conclusion of having compassion on others but the one we will leave with you has been

distinctly left for us as an example to model. Matthew 18:33 says, “Should you not also

have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?” This of course

is referring to the parable of the unforgiving servant.

Anything other than forgiveness with compassion is ugly. We, ourselves, without

Christ’s compassion would spend an eternity in Hell.