Clothe yourself with compassion…       

                                            Week ONE-February 14-20  


Our Lenten Verse…   “Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love which binds them altogether in perfect unity.”
Colossians 3: 12-14

Webster defines compassion as … “sympathetic
consciousness of other’s distress”. But we do not worship or follow Webster! It reminds me of James 2 where a person sees someone without clothes or food and simply says, “Go, I wish you well, keep warm and well fed” but does
nothing!  Compassion and love are sooo muuuccchhh MORE than a feeling!
Compassion is a focus, commitment, and

We can build up our “compassion” muscles by
disciplining ourselves to follow Christ.

1. As a small group or as an individual read
Philippians 2: 1-8
What thoughts and attitudes can you find in the text to
encourage us to strengthen our “compassion” muscles?
2. As a small group or individual read Mark 14:12-31.
Jesus fully knows what is before him, that is to be arrested, tried, and crucified. Not to mention that his friends forsake him, that God does not spare him from suffering! Yet he shares the Lord’s Supper with them. What examples of showing
compassion do you see in this text?
  1. Think of a time in your life when you or someone you
    know, carried a burden that was very heavy, but you or they remained on task to care for, encourage, or help someone who did not know or understand what you or they were helping
    to do.
  2. How would you define compassion as Jesus showed us
  1. What situation in your life now, do you want to strengthen your compassion so as to make a real difference?