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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Patience (08/21/08)

TITLE: A Compassion for the Brother
By Gale BROWN
08/23/08


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The lack of compassion that the church has for the lost or the ones that are babes in Christ is painful to see. The babes come to Christ seeking an answer and direction for their lives but some church gives them position that they are not equip to handle.

I would just want to see some compassion for the brother. Men more than any other are hurt because it takes them a while to understand that they really need God. But when they are hurt they leave the church.

In the book of Acts this played out so well between Barnabus and Paul. Barnabus and Paul were co-laborer in the ministry but on their second missionary trip; Barnabus want John Mark to go. Paul said no because John Mark had left them on the first missionary trip.

Paul was very focus man and took doing the things of God to heart. He also wanted to be surrounded by thoses who was about doing the Father business no matter the situation. In Paul's eyes, he saw John Mark as not being faithful to the call.

On the other hand, Barnabus had compassion for John Mark and wanted him to go. But Paul had no patience with John Mark. Paul and Barnabus went in different direction. They both did the work of the ministry but no longer together.

Barnabus was a compassion man and probably saw something in John Mark that Paul was not ready to train.

Many of our men need someone who is willing to take the time and teach them. We live in a microwave era and understanding that sometime you have to wait on the Lord is not a concept that we understand.

God is a compassionate and patience God. We are his children should we not also have compassion and patience with thoses that God has assign us to. When we do wrong; he is still there with His arms wide open to embrace us although we messed up. The church should show the way to love on the unlovable because at one time we ourselves were unlovable but He still love us.

So in closing be compassionate as Barnabas and take the time to teach men, women and children to be good disclipes so that they may disciple others.


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Joanne Sher 08/29/08
You make some excellent points, and back them up nicely with NT references. Much to ponder here. Thanks.
Valarie Sullivan08/30/08
Thank you, for standing up for the men in church. I have of late been pondering why there were so few men in the church these days. I think you've answered it.
Dan Blankenship 09/01/08
The point of your article is excellent. That said, there are quite a few grammar errors.

I suggest proofreading your work two or three times and then having someone else proofread your work, then submit it.

Here are some things that need correction:

[Paul was very focus(ed) man and took doing the things of God to heart. He also wanted to be surrounded by thoses (remove s) who was about doing the Father business no matter the situation.]

[Barnabus was a compassion(ate) man and probably saw something in John Mark that Paul was not ready to train.]

[God is a compassionate and patience (patient) God]

So, other than a few grammatical errors, the gist of your column is EXCELLENT. I know EXCATLY where you are coming from.

May God bless and keep you writing.

Sincerely,
Dan Blankenship