Talk It Over: Compassion

Compassion Weekend: February 1 & 2

A Conversation Guide for Small Groups 

ICEBREAKER:   If you could add anyone to Mount Rushmore who would it be; why?


Watch the Talk It Over video.  Find this at under Messages/Small Group Resources.


  1.  Read Colossians 3:12. Where have you seen compassion demonstrated?  How do you know if you are demonstrating compassion?
  1. Think about your own experiences. In what ways have you become numb to the needs around you? How do you recognize and overcome the numbness?
  2. What do your actions show about your heart toward others?
  3. Read Matthew 9:35-38. When Jesus felt compassion, it drove Him to action.  What prevents you from acting when you feel compassion? 
  4. Read 1 John 3:16-17. What are some specific situations where  God is calling you to show His love? How can you use what you have to show compassion to others? 
  5. Ask God to give you to give you an opportunity to show compassion to someone this week.  Share with your group what happens. 
  6. What can you do as an individual or small group as a regular rhythm to foster compassion?