The Ministry of Compassion: February 27, 2011

Feb 27, 2011   •     •  
Scripture – Mark 6:30-34 (NIV)

30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

32 So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. 33 But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

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Reflections on today’s sermon:

  1. When I think of my community at CCC, how willing am I to suffer compassionately alongside my brothers and sisters here?
  2. In what practical ways can I “share in the sufferings” of those in need around me?
  3. How can I personally grow in the ministry of compassion?  How can CCC grow in compassion?


Preached by Reverend Sam Kim at CCC at the English worship service.


Powerful ministry is not only about efficient planning and noble objectives.  Compassion must be the driving heart of all ministry or we will forget God’s ultimate reason for reaching out to us.