Compassion of Jesus

The Compassion of Jesus…

Compassion of Jesusis seen throughout the Gospels on different occasions toward the multitude following Him. Especially for those who are suffering and seek healing. In this account of Jesus, He is traveling from Capernaum and goes Southwest about 20 miles to a town in the Jezreel Valley called Nain. Jesus is continually being followed by large crowds.

Luke 7:11-13 (NKJV)**

Jesus Raises the Son of the Widow of Nain

11 Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. 12 And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Continue reading

Is Your Faith Suffering? Do You Know God?

Our Hope & Faith Is In God

Is your faith suffering? Are you worried, feeling anxious? Are you fearful or scared about the future? What about watching the news? Reports on wars, hatred, self-indulgence, corruption, slandering as well as on natural disasters concerning earthquakes, forest fires, floods, famine and more? Luke and Timothy give an account of things we will see and come to know in the last days. But do not fret! There is glorious ending to this age-old story, if you are a Christian. Continue reading

Finding Strength in Persecution and Affliction

Enduring Persecution and Affliction

afflictionPaul was concerned about Timothy because the Roman Emperor Nero was bringing persecution against the church, particularly the church leaders. Christian leaders began to disassociate themselves with the church to avoid persecution. Nero hated Christians. By historical accounts, Nero was a crazed emperor who was rumored to have set fire to Rome. In order to stop the rumor, Nero falsely charged Christians and punished them with the most heinous tortures. This created an overwhelming fear in the Christian leadership. While many Christian leaders were turning away from their faith, Paul was writing Timothy to encourage him to be strong and maintain his faith in the face of the worst of persecution. Paul gives Timothy reminders of living a godly life and the rewards that are associated with living a his life for Christ. Continue reading