Blessers And Bluffers

Blessers And Bluffers

Compassion will change your perspective.

  • There Will Be Uncomfortable Along The Way
    • Without Struggle We Can Not Gain Strength
    • Without Pain We Can Not Learn Perseverance
    • Without An Obstacle We Can Not Obtain Glory

Luke 10:30-37
30 Jesus took up the question and said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him up, and fled, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down that road. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 In the same way, a Levite, when he arrived at the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan on his journey came up to him, and when he saw the man, he had compassion. 34 He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on olive oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him. When I come back I’ll reimburse you for whatever extra you spend.’ 36 “Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” 37 “The one who showed mercy to him,” he said. Then Jesus told him, “Go and do the same.”

  • The Blessers Versus The Bluffers
    • The Bluffers Walk By
      • They don’t want to be bothered
      • The secret of the bluffer is that they do not possess the hand they are representing
      • The Book Of James refers to these types as having intentions without actions
      • Jude refers to them as clouds without rain, a lot of thunder with no substance
      • The Priest Was Offering Sacrifices Without An Obedient Heart, Rituals With No Relationship
      • The Levite Was Serving Without Seeing The People
    • The Blessers Are Compelled By Compassion
      • Compassion is the only distinction in the three interactions
      • Compassion will give you discernment and direction
      • Blessers Choose To Stop
      • Blessers Choose To See With A Compassion Perspective
      • Blessers Internalize The Pain
        • I Must Place The Agony Of Others Ahead My Own Agenda
    • The Authentic Versus The Actors
      • The Actors Pretend
        • They pretend to be someone they are not
        • They pretend to care when they don’t
        • They pretend to love people but it is a façade
      • The Authentic Extend
        • Their Heart To Love
        • Their Hand To Lift
        • Their Help To Carry
        • Their Money To Minister
          • Provide For The Problem
          • The cost of Christianity
    • Conclusion
      • Are We Willing To Pay The Price For Someone Else’s Pain?
      • Do We Have The Spirit Of Judas Or Jesus?
      • From The Cradle To The Cross Jesus Was Here To Help Us
      • Jesus found us beaten and broken by sin
      • He stopped eternity to step into humanity to heal our deepest wounds. To pick us up and to pay off our debt
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