This is the third teaching in the series titled, “Knowing Jesus”. This teaching is titled, “Looking To Love” and looks at the parable of the “Good Samaritan. Jesus uses this parable to teach the same three steps of expressing love to others as He did to the widow of Nain; where He saw her, had compassion for people, and moved to help her. Jesus confronts those listening of the things that stop them from really seeing people and that keeps them from being moved with compassion
This is the second teaching in the series titled, “Knowing Jesus”. This teaching is titled, “The Compassion Of Jesus”, and looks at the love Jesus shows to the widow at Nain. Jesus models for us three steps in expressing compassion to others, see people, have compassion for people, and help others where they are at in the place of their pain.
In this message “Way Of The Cross The Way Of The Heart Part 3” Pastor Kenny reminds of of the dangers of having a hardened heart. It corrupts and distorts our perception of things, it leads to self deception where we justify and do things we should not do, it blinds us to the people God loves and cares about, and blinds us to who we really are as God’s image bearers who are supposed to be bringing the blessing and hope of the Kingdom to the world we live in.
In this message “The Way Of the Cross The Way Of the Heart Part 2” Pastor Kenny challenges us to be authentic with Jesus when He points out something in our hearts that hinders us from seeing Him clearly and then acknowledge our desperate need for Him to heal us so that we may gain clarity to see Him for all He is.