4 Oiktirmos = pity, mercy compassion Two important verseGreek WordOiktirmos = pity, mercy compassion2 Corinthians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,The Outworking
5 Matthew 25:35-36For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was ill and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
7 Mercy and cheerfulness Mercy and JudgementMercy and cheerfulnessZechariah 7:8-9And the word of the LORD came again to Zechariah:"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.Romans 12:8if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.2 Corinthians 9:6-7Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.Micah 6:8He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
8 Depression and frustration The danger of this giftTheemotionThe Problem of needDepression and frustration
9 The Force of self-control The Force of Gentleness The Protective fruitThe Force of self-controlThe Force of JoyThe Force of Gentleness