I have never seen this on BB, if it is will someone direct me to it? I thought it would be a good thing to share sermon outlines... nothing fancy, or elaborate, but the basic outlines to sermons.. maybe others can use them for sermon prep, or even lessons. please no plagarizing, just the basic outlines. For starters, here is one that I shared on another thread that I am planning on preaching next Sunday. Love them like Jesus (Mar 6:30) And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. (Mar 6:31) And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. (Mar 6:32) And they departed into a desert place by ship privately. (Mar 6:33) And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him. (Mar 6:34) And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. Compassion COMPASSION, n. 1. A suffering with another; painful sympathy; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration. Compassion is a mixed passion, compounded of love and sorrow; at least some portion of love generally attends the pain or regret, or is excited by it. Extreme distress of an enemy even changes enmity into at least temporary affection. I. And Jesus, when he came out A. As Jesus was going --We are going We are constantly on the go B. Jesus was a busy man, the disciples were busy people---WE are busy also Busy with Jobs Busy with families Busy with church C. Jesus was going to much needed rest Even our rest can be disturbed by people that need us God will give supernatural rest when we act out of love II. saw much people A. Are you aware of the people around you Men, women, children, teens, co-workers, etc B. Who are you associated with? Just Christians Just Sinners Mixture C. He didn't just see their outward appearance - Saw their soul We need to look past peoples outward appearance and reputation III. and was moved with compassion toward them, A. Compassion-- That gut feeling where you hurt for what the other person is going through. you associate with their pain, you identify with them This is seen from God through out the whole Bible 1. When God brought the Isrealites out of Eygypt. 2. When he called them "his chosen" He identified with them 3. It was compassion that drove Him to promise in the Garden of Eden that a savior would come. 4. It was compassion that allowed Him to Choose Noah 5. And it was ultimately compassion that kept Him on the cross. But just as faith without works is dead, so is feeling sorry for someone, without trying to help them is worthless. B. "Moved" "toward" --- Both action words Love is not love without action Luk 10:30-37 And Jesus answering said, A certain [man] went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded [him], and departed, leaving [him] half dead. (31) And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. (32) And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked [on him], and passed by on the other side. (33) But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion [on him], (34) And went to [him], and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. (35) And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave [them] to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. (36) Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? (37) And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. IV. Now what does that mean for us today? We need to have compassion on the people around us. A. Those we are in contact daily B. Those who God places in our path V. How do we show compassion? Love them like Jesus A. Give to them to meet their needs B. Listen to them C. Be willing to take time for them D. Finally when you can't answer their questions, point them to Jesus who loves them (Mar 12:37) David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he [then] his son? And the common people heard him gladly Why did they listen to Jesus? He showed them compassion. Do you want your lost friends and loved ones to hear you? Show them compassion.