Generally, our interests are our only interests. Now, you think to yourself, “not me!” “Prove it!” Let’s start here then, if you are one of the blessed who may have a little bit of extra money left over at the end of the month, what is your first thought for that money? For me, the first thought is often about something I want for me, and because we invest well in Renovation financially, and sponsor compassion children, and do a number of other things, I can justify it…. easily! Here is another example to consider—when you get face time with your supervisor, do you promote other people and the great work they have done, hoping they will have advancement opportunities in the organisation or, if we can be honest, is your first thought about how you can display your own value. Of course, it is the latter for most of us, we have been enculturated to think this way, and it is innate to our wiring! Even when we do good and charitable things, there is often a self-interested motivation, even if it is deep in our subconscious, or not absolutely core to our efforts. So how do we overcome both wiring and culture, so that we might be people who consider others before and maybe even above ourselves? How do we become truly and identifiably selfless? Being united with Christ releases us to selflessly regard others as better than ourselves. Compassion Sunday | Regard | Philippians 2:1-4
Compassion Day | 2017
August 12, 2018 • Pastor Léonce B. Crump Jr. • Compassion
Compassion Day | 2016
Psalm 146 • September 18, 2016 • Pastor Léonce Crump Jr.
What is God's disposition towards the marginalized? How about the poor and the fatherless? In Psalm 146 the Psalmist gives a clear insight to the character and action of God towards those our society deems as less worthy. In addition, we are given an insight into our role as His disciples. In keeping with this scripture Renovation Church has begun a partnership with Compassion International. Join us as Pastor Léonce goes further into what our role with Compassion will be. vime