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    10.21.18 | Resources



    Compassion is a powerful word. It goes deeper than showing sympathy for a person's pain. Compassion drives you to action. Each of these five devotionals contains a short audio message (1-2 minutes). The guests share about hearing from God, encouraging others, loving unconditionally, and proper boundaries. By the end of the five days, you should have a stronger sense of how to love with compassion.

    Attributes of Compassion (7 DAYS)

     Hunger, hope, grace, kindness, love, security and faith—they are all attributes of compassionate hearts. In this plan, well-known bloggers share how they were impacted by these attributes of compassion while traveling into areas of poverty.

    Jesus, Compassion and Justice (14 DAYS)

    In this 14-day Bible plan, you’ll be shown a side of Jesus that we have often been scared to embrace, the Jesus who sends tables and chairs crashing over because he is gripped by a passion to interrupt injustice. The Jesus who parties late at night with the wrong crowd because he is so radically welcoming of those at the bottom of the heap. This is the Jesus who loves justice and compassion. 

    Restart: Compassion and Justice (40 DAYS) 

    Discover the heart of God for the reaches of poverty and injustice— the evidence of which is on almost every page of the Bible. Through this 40-day journey, let God's Word change the way you see and respond to a world longing to experience the fullest hope of Christ.


    Toxic Charity
    By Robert Lupton

    Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to help—not sabotage—those whom they desire to serve. 

    When Helping Hurts
    By Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

    Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.

    But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself.


    What Does the Bible Say About Compassion?

    Another's suffering becomes your suffering. True compassion changes the way we live. The Bible is saturated with compassion. ... Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.

    The Cost of Compassion

    Compassion costs us something. It not only requires action, but it also pays a price and sacrifices something.


     Christine Cain on Compassion and Justice

    Christine Caine talks passionately on the relationship the Church ought to have with compassion and justice. 


    What is justice and who gets to define it? Explore the biblical theme of Justice and discover how it's deeply rooted in the storyline of the Bible that leads to Jesus.