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Touches of Compassion on Tons of Needs, Part 3

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July 16, 2021 7:05 am

Touches of Compassion on Tons of Needs, Part 3

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July 16, 2021 7:05 am

The King's Ministry: A Study of Matthew 14–20

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Today on Insight for living from Chuck Swindoll.

There's no limit to what God to provide one of us has had the maximum Philippians 419. My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by God's rich mix altogether, and you got the makings priest. Controversial issues seem to be typecast into extremes experiment conservative and liberal, left and right but some issues define polarity issues that Jesus addressed such as responding to suffering with compassion and generosity today on Insight for living. We deliberately set aside our differences to see how Jesus selflessly expressed his compassion marginalized to the hungry, those who suffer teaching from Matthew chapter 15 Chuck titled his message touches of compassion on time. Compassion doesn't interest because prayer is that this response. The crowd was amazed because he healed them all. They were amazed those who had been able to speak or talking to you. Imagine how much they talked and the one the one who had not been able to walk is not walking, one would not see it was one see, it was my best part is the crowning part of compassion. They praise the God of this he felt for these people suffered with their feelings. Why what they been here with me for three days and they have nothing left to eat out, I don't want to send them away hungry or they will fade along the way, what is he simply points out there need for food.

He doesn't say to any of the 12. What about though they take it that way and disciple fashion. They respond not food here is for such a huge crowd will you just seen him heal thousands of people and he simply said there with you. Nothing is impossible. You can do all done it before.

Do it again were here to assure will pass out the food you make it happen will applaud what you have done because you, you alone are the great I am, they don't do that member Mark six verse 52 they had not gained any insight from the loaves the incident of the loaves why the verse states because their heart was hardened heart heart is what breaks when you have compassion but but is hard. There isn't compassion, that's when judgment replaces mercy, there's none of that which Jesus in fact when they respond like that, which is a question Jesus answers them with another question. How much bread do you have this is dj vu all over again member back when he fed the others what what you have only got five loaves and a couple little fish sources in them again how much bread do you have C's mentoring were going through this again.

I want you men to learn from this they replied seven loaves and a few small fish. So he doesn't respond in any other way than have the people sit on the ground that he took the seven loaves and the fish and thank God for them. Not a great moment. He's got a little tiny handful got all these people sit down and he thanks God for this little tiny bit of food, because he sees what it's to become he always does, and we read that he I he took the seven loaves and the fish. Thank God, and broke them into pieces and then he gave them to the disciples and that it started and they passed the basket surrounded they all ate as much as they wanted the disciples picked up seven large baskets of leftover food. There were 4000 men who were fed that day.

In addition to the women and the children and then Jesus sent the people will don't don't don't just close the chapter. Imagine going home. When they left they had been blind laying critical, unable to speak to hear they left with these huge leads and they come home dancing and laughing and their bellies are full of food and made no doubt told her story and he leaves without any fanfare. Not even a word from the disciple which I admit when I've finally left to speak to me as it really is saying trouble. I'm greatly troubled Mel.

No part of the reason is I see myself and and you as well in their lives. For that reason I have for lingering lessons that I think we can remember we ponder on them long enough. Here's the first. There is no need to great forgot to hear some of you been living with the need that is plaguing you draining your energy causing you to worry stealing your sleep taking away your peace and because it is huge to use you thought about a guy got myself in this mess on the deck to get myself out there was no need to great forgot didn't matter for been 50,000 numbers don't shock God when he's meeting the's no matter how huge your need may be, don't hesitate. In fact, I would urge you to try out repeatedly and passionately and come boldly before the throne of grace.

Remember I seek not make a habit of doing that.

Don't hesitate because the need is great. There's no need to great forgot to hear is the second there's no reason for us ever to forget when he does, here's no reason for us ever to forget those times he heard us and met needs Thanksgiving rolls around every year and when we are able to get a number of our family members around our table. Our meal is incomplete without the best part of all that sitting together, catching up on each other's lives in hearing the stories of God's interventions. Invariably there are tears sometime up passion for the need has been met or or mention other times there were tears of joy. Sometimes just plain nostalgia as I look at the faces of those closest to me and I realize God's hand in each one of their lives. Ms. Cynthia not able to share something preferably more recent than a long time ago. Invariably, that's the best part of our meal and set off last longer than the meal itself is an amazing spent two days preparing Thanksgiving meal and it's all gone but then the good part is you get to sit around and belch and remember not only how good the pie was or a great turkey taste how magnificent God Majesty, we worship his Majesty. He alone could be doing these things and there's no reason ever to forget, but you will if you get cynical. I'm leading to that point. Here's the third there's no limit to what God can provide no limit. Not one of us has had the maximum that God can provide. Philippians 419. My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by God your needs his riches mix it all together and you got the makings of praise to him no limit to what God can provide.

You've not eaten all the food God was to give you you've not seen yet. The best that God could. Besides, his son and providing him for us those great things in our lives are numerous. Now here's my concern is the fourth.

There is no danger more subtle than familiarity. This was the disciples number one problem by now. Things are become business as usual it was a perfunctory human organ home on the crown could will they never stop coming and that one miracle after another after another after another, multiplied by hundreds by thousands. But there is this jaded condition that settles in and can do so in all our lives. I can't speak for you, but I will tell you just about every time I walk in this building. I sucked in my breath. Not literally, but deep within, and as I see the beauty of this building your faces and the songs that we saying in the cans and the music that comes from these instruments and this magnificent choir requires plural here we go, what age choir do you want what instrument would you like to hear and all played in my opinion the next thing to flawlessly easy to get accustomed to. To be concerned about what time the service ends rather than the magnificence of this place to worship. We bring friends from the Third World, who represent us in our insight for living ministry. They often sit down here toward the front and all often embrace them and greet them and they've already begun to cry. They've never seen or heard anything like this in the little hamlet where they serve or the rugged country where they eke out a living or people around the is not an ounce of jaded cynicism and one of them. I came across in the magnificent book titled dangerous calling the words of of a Paul David Tripp Tripp writes. He said it rather matter-of-factly, probably not understanding the significance of what he was saying, but I couldn't get his words out of my head. He was the head of our national ministry.

We were in a meeting talking about ministry partnerships. I was sharing my experience about what was happening in the church around the world and he said I don't think anything excites me anymore. It wasn't my place to respond to what he said but I immediately thought you better be excited you're leading a ministry and if you can't get your excitement back. Maybe you shouldn't be doing what you're doing, he had lost his excitement and he was left with a duty to do the business of ministry in repetitive, day after day joyless obligation. While sad and dangerous place to be perhaps a begins in seminary rights. Paul Tripp the close examination of every element of the faith. Perhaps there is a moment when the glory of God just doesn't seem all that glorious anymore. Perhaps living in the middle of the theological community begins to all my excitement and mom. My amazement is written so well. Perhaps the Bible gets reduced to little more than a theological manual to be accentuated and responded to. Perhaps even God himself becomes more divine being to study and theologically understand them, the Lord of glory that he is Princeton professor and theologian BB Warfield wrote this to his students.

It dates October 4, 1911 Warfield's words, we are frequently told indeed that the great danger of the theological student lies precisely in his constant contact with divine things they may come to seem common to him because they are customary as the average man breeds the Aaron basks in the sunshine without ever thought that it is God and his goodness who makes his sun to rise on him, though he is evil and sends rain to him, though he is unjust, so you may come to handle even the furniture of the sanctuary with Deborah thought above the gross earthly material of which is me, the words which tell you of God's terrible Majesty, or of his glorious goodness may come to be mere words to you Hebrew and Greek words with etymologies and inflections and connections and sentences. This is your great danger rights. Warfield to us. This is your great danger, but it is your great danger only because it is your great privilege.

Think of what your privilege is when your greatest danger is that the great things of your faith may become common to you.

So through the very atmosphere of your life is these things you breathe them in at every pore. They surround you encompass. You press in upon you from every side.

It is all in danger of becoming common to you. God forgive you.

You are in danger of becoming weary of God.

What is the danger, asks Tripp it is that familiarity with the things of God will cause you to lose your all of God never happened to us here. The enthusiasm for God or love for you or his work as well have added that this age I just can't seem to find the right tab stop modestly. Honestly, the fear I have for all of us familiarity just processing life just another really know the Thanksgiving to serve another day, another church service. Please do not lose your all of God is all we have is below only one we have when we reach death's door between here and there, stay enthusiastic is the status of the all the time. That's why get up at 330 I just can't sleep. I had the chance to do what I'm doing log it and I agree that some of you have never met the save you trying to live your life looking good, giving up your sands and trying to be the best you can. If you can't give never heard anything before here this that cross that crops is a reason for it all. He paid it all, all to him. We owe that crimson stain that sin, live he's washed it white as snow. Trust Christ turned to him, you will find yourself on the edge of your seat is the spirit of God ignites your soul with some of the very best things we could know on this earth that is the joy of our being together is a sure God's help us on our father or to realize the privilege of hearing the printed word. The joy of singing the great hymn is that of a company the faith down through the years the unique opportunity of feeling a warm body next to ours and alarm around our shoulders.

A smile of encouragement. The light in the things of Christ. Forgive us Lord for processing anything in life. Now that you have redeemed us, may we see it all is privilege opportunity and give it a very best till the last breath leaves deal with those who've never met your son, father, give them no rest till they find that risk at the cross for your son made it all out of compassion and love and sex in the name of Jesus every once a man listening to the conclusion of a three-day message from Chuck Swindoll titled touches of compassion on tons of needs the grace and mercy of Jesus shines brightly in Matthew chapter 15 and in many respects these virtues are the cornerstone of this daily program inside for living is a beacon of compassion and grace to millions around the world now for more than 42 years and to see what resources we have available for today's topic, please visit us among the dozens of books. Chuck is written there is one that heralds this message a little louder than the rest.

It's his classic book called the grace awakening thousands of readers point of this book is the turning point in their spiritual walk as they truly understood and many for the very first time. The depth and reality of God's compassion and grace and if you're prepared to shed the legalism that was first imposed by the Pharisees in Matthew's gospel, then we highly recommend this book from Chuck in the grace awakening he clearly describes what it means to embrace our freedom and liberty in Christ to purchase a copy of the grace awakening go to or call us if you listening in the US dial 1-800-772-8888.

Last month, a 47-year-old Texan message that described his spiritual journey as a boy he didn't appreciate his father's zeal for the gospel that he resented the Bible teaching programs that his father played at full volume in their car, but today God is touch this man's life, and he said now at age 47. Guess what's blaring on my radio. The insight for living radio ministry has made a significant impact on my marriage, my family and my personal relation with Christ. Thank you Chuck Lee. Special moments are made possible by those who support and if you're among our monthly companion. We hope this brief story encourages you to keep up the good work. Give a donation today, listening in the US dial 1-800-772-8888 or give've heard him teach about the holy land using word pictures to make us feel like we are actually strolling through the old city learning about Jerusalem is fascinating for sure, but seeing the land of Israel with your own his his life changed. In fact, is absolutely magnificent.

And now you can see Israel with Chuck Swindoll and the gracious hosts and experts assembled by Insight for living ministries. Join us on an unforgettable 12 day tour March 6-17, 2022 at special sites along the way, I will teach from God's word will worship at the Mount of Beatitudes and share the Lord's table at the garden to impact Lucille the Sea of Galilee together and will visit places where Jesus walked and talked to learn more or call 1-888-447-0444. Just imagine walking along the sacred sites and seeing the Bible to come to life before your very mark your calendar for March 6-17, 2022 and make your reservation by calling 1-888-447-0444 or go to insight for living ministries tour to Israel is paid for and made possible by only those choose to attend. Join us when Chuck Swindoll describes testy critics and dull disciples Monday on insight for living. The preceding message touches of compassion on tons of means was copyrighted in 2016 and 2021 and the sound recording was copyrighted in 2021 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. all rights are reserved worldwide.

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