Week 2: Feel

Week 2: Feel

Feel Defined

When Jesus noticed brokenness, compassion followed. Jesus allowed what he noticed to interact with his heart. Jesus invites us to allow the brokenness in and around us to affect our hearts.

Watch the Week 2 Feel Video

Watch the Week 2 Feel Video

Discussion

  1. Read again as a group Luke 7:11-17
  2.  How did what Jesus saw make Him feel?
  3. What does that tell us about Jesus?
  4. What is compassion?
  5. Do you think you’re a compassionate person? Why or why not?
  6. Read James 5:5 together.
    When it comes to compassion, do you think you have a heart of:
    a. an overweight man on a couch eating chips and playing video games
    b. a marathon runner
    c. a __________________________.
  7. How do we give our hearts a workout and grow our compassion?
  8. From the homework from last time, what did you notice this past week?
  9. How did what you notice make you feel?
  10. Take time as a group to pray together that God would grow you in the area of compassion.

Discussion

  1. Read again as a group Luke 7:11-17
  2.  How did what Jesus saw make Him feel?
  3. What does that tell us about Jesus?
  4. What is compassion?
  5. Do you think you’re a compassionate person? Why or why not?
  6. Read James 5:5 together.
    When it comes to compassion, do you think you have a heart of:
    a. an overweight man on a couch eating chips and playing video games
    b. a marathon runner
    c. a __________________________.
  7. How do we give our hearts a workout and grow our compassion?
  8. From the homework from last time, what did you notice this past week?
  9. How did what you notice make you feel?
  10. Take time as a group to pray together that God would grow you in the area of compassion.

Making the shift

To notice means to perceive and to become aware of. At some point in our lives, we have been made aware of the pain, problems, and negativity of this world. Brokenness is in our families, ghettos, cities, states, and ultimately all around us. The moment we notice brokenness, feelings such as compassion, sadness, and guilt begin to take over. Between the overwhelming reality of the amount of brokenness in this world and our inability to solve it, combined with our selfishness, we do not have the capacity to carry this weight. In turn, we either  avoid the problems and grow numb to them or do just enough to clear our conscience.  Jesus doesn’t call us to avoid brokenness and grow numb to it, nor does he call us to fix it ourselves. Jesus invites us to notice and allow that to move our hearts. We should remember to be still and know that he is God and is already at work. Amazingly, He wants us to join Him in what He’s doing and think strategically about how we can holistically walk alongside broken people. 

Making the shift

To notice means to perceive and to become aware of. At some point in our lives, we have been made aware of the pain, problems, and negativity of this world. Brokenness is in our families, ghettos, cities, states, and ultimately all around us. The moment we notice brokenness, feelings such as compassion, sadness, and guilt begin to take over. Between the overwhelming reality of the amount of brokenness in this world and our inability to solve it, combined with our selfishness, we do not have the capacity to carry this weight. In turn, we either  avoid the problems and grow numb to them or do just enough to clear our conscience.  Jesus doesn’t call us to avoid brokenness and grow numb to it, nor does he call us to fix it ourselves. Jesus invites us to notice and allow that to move our hearts. We should remember to be still and know that he is God and is already at work. Amazingly, He wants us to join Him in what He’s doing and think strategically about how we can holistically walk alongside broken people. 

Tips to help us feel the way Jesus did

  • Paul urges the Romans to “be transformed by the renewing of our minds.” To renew our minds, we must spend time in the presence of God, meditating on his word.
  • Take time to listen to people’s stories before making a verdict.
  • Remember that all people are made in the image of God and have value, worth, and talents.
  • Pray to have a heart that reflects the heart of God.

Tips to help us feel the way Jesus did

  • Paul urges the Romans to “be transformed by the renewing of our minds.” To renew our minds, we must spend time in the presence of God, meditating on his word.
  • Take time to listen to people’s stories before making a verdict.
  • Remember that all people are made in the image of God and have value, worth, and talents.
  • Pray to have a heart that reflects the heart of God.

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