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 Jesus had great compassion for those whom He
encountered.
◦ When Jesus encountered two blind men on the roadside
near Je...
 Jesus taught the crowd.
 Jesus teaches the average American.
◦ “They were like sheep not having a shepherd.”
◦ There is...
 The words of Jesus are so important.
◦ “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear
Him!” (Matt 17:5).
◦ “He...
 Jesus teaches the average American differently
than TV.
◦ “I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for
her ha...
vv 53-56
 Jesus heals from much.
◦ 1 Cor 6:9-11.
◦ “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things
have passed away; beh...
The Average American
The Average American
The Average American
The Average American
The Average American
The Average American
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In Galilee, the Lord Jesus Christ encountered some average Galileans who needed His love and compassion. Jesus offers the same love and compassion to the average American.

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  1. 1.  Jesus had great compassion for those whom He encountered. ◦ When Jesus encountered two blind men on the roadside near Jericho, “Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes” (Matt 20:34). ◦ “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!” (Matt 23:37). ◦ When a leper asked Jesus to heal Him, “Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him” (Mk 1:41).
  2. 2.  Jesus taught the crowd.  Jesus teaches the average American. ◦ “They were like sheep not having a shepherd.” ◦ There is no doubt but that the average American wanders aimlessly.
  3. 3.  The words of Jesus are so important. ◦ “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” (Matt 17:5). ◦ “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Matt 24:35). ◦ “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (Jn 6:68).
  4. 4.  Jesus teaches the average American differently than TV. ◦ “I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matt 5:28). ◦ “I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also” (Matt 5:39). ◦ “Let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one” (Matt 5:37). ◦ “I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment” (Matt 12:36).
  5. 5. vv 53-56
  6. 6.  Jesus heals from much. ◦ 1 Cor 6:9-11. ◦ “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Cor 5:17).
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