Christian Compassion   1 comment

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

With this post I complete the process of typing from the 1905-1913 volume of 271 sermon outlines.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 31, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT AIDAN OF LINDISFARNE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP

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Matt. 9, 36

Breathes there a man with heart so dead

Who never to himself hath said

As he views the needs of sinful men:

These are my brethren to whom I owe

The very best I can give to them?

1.  Our Lord was kindly disposed toward the children of men.  He had no disposition to pass by on the other side.  His eyes were constantly observing their customs, beholding their struggles, and appreciating their worth.  He saw man’s condition and knew his supreme need.  “He knew what was in man.”

2.  In every age the need is for a church that appreciates the needs of men, that knows and feels keenly the remedy for the ills of life.

Like her Lord the church must “see the multitudes.”

Is there need today?  Does man lack something, does he break down at any point in character, in life?  Has the world reached God’s ideal?

3.  Jesus’ heart responded to man’s woe.  Seeing men without a shepherd, scattered and preyed upon by the wolves of false teachers and unholy faiths, his heart was moved profoundly for them.  It was not in him to count the cost, to calculate, hesitate, and let men die.  Like a mother whose one all-absorbing thought is her sick child, he was all-concerned to save sinful man.

Here is the supreme need of the church–the passion of heart for the salvation of the world.  Only this spirit is sufficient for the task.  Without it the wings of one’s faith will tire, the heart fail, and the heroic in us perish.

With it the church will arise in her might–of which she is hardened by conscience–and soon take this world for Christ.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted August 31, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 A-F, Matthew

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