Luke 7:11-17 NIV
Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry." Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!" The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. They were all filled with awe and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people." This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.
Together (2-3) Scripture: Luke 7:11-17 Notice: Do you know someone who is physically sick? Perhaps a person in the hospital? Or someone with a terminal disease? Do you know a person who is lonely? Someone who can't get out of their house? Someone who has recently been betrayed or dumped? Do you know someone who is depressed? Someone who is going through a really difficult time? Do you know someone who is addicted? Do you know someone who recently lost a loved one? Act: What can you do for this person? Should you visit them? Could you bring a meal? What present might mean the most to him or her? Or should you write them an encouraging letter? What words does your friend most need to hear? Would a phone call be the best option? What action can you could take that would show the most compassion and bring them the most hope? Vince Antonucci. Guerrilla Lovers: Changing the World with Revolutionary Compassion (p. 106-107). Notice like Jesus. Touch like Jesus. Love like Jesus.