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Our guest Pastor Jerry has been our Guest Pastor and doing an excellent work. By next Sunday the announcement is due to be made that he is our newly appointed permanent part-time pastor.
As is my custom, I took notes and present my gleaning from his sermon. Pastor read from Mark 6:30-34. The setting was Jesus meeting with his disciples who had just returned from their time of ministry and with joy they reported all that God had done.
Mark 6:34 When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.
The people in the large crowd were probably a mixture of Jews and Gentiles. Jesus had compassion on all of mankind. He reached out and ministered to them even though his body was tired and hungry.
Some people say, “I am looking for a church that meets my needs.” The truth is that the church cannot meet the needs of all people.
Perhaps we need to settle down and realize that it is Jesus who meets the needs of his sheep. He has compassion for them, and we also need to show compassion for others.