Christ’s Compassion | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell preached this sermon on Mark 8:2 for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity, July 31, 2022.

What are Jesus’ first three words in Mark 8:2? (splagchizomai)

Compassion (Latin origin), Com + Passion. What does each part mean? What, therefore, is the literal definition?

What is Jesus’ death on the cross called?

Given that our society denies God’s existence or acts as if He is disinterested in our lives, how does it help you to know that God has compassion for you?

What did Jesus’ compassion move Him to do?

Jesus shares our suffering with us. What else does he share with us?

St. Mark Lutheran Church posts Rev. Bramwell’s sermons online for the sake of the members of our local congregation unable to gather with us due to illness or work, etc. This resource is not intended to encourage refraining from being gathered around God’s Word and Sacraments in person. Matthew 18:20 and Hebrews 10:25 make it clear that God’s Divine Service is meant to be experienced physically with other Christians.

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