Brennan Manning on the Compassion of Jesus Christ

Brennan Manning passed away in the Spring of this year, April 12, 2013. His ministry and books have made a tremendous impact on my understanding of the gracious God revealed in Jesus of Nazareth.

He wrote many popular and influential books, including The Ragamuffin Gospel, Abba’s Child, Signature of Jesus, Ruthless Trust, The Wisdom of Tenderness, etc.

But it was a video of Manning sharing a message on the compassion of Jesus that caused me to break down in tears at my desk one afternoon. I had come to realize, in a much deeper way, how much God really loves me. I was forever changed in that moment. Seriously, I will never forget it.

I pray that you will take a moment of your time to consider the compassion of Jesus. The following typography video is an excerpt from that message.

Do you believe that the complete character of God has been revealed in Jesus? Do you know Jesus as the Son of compassion? Call on him today to meet you where you live. Believe that Jesus loves YOU.

D.D. Flowers, 2013.

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About David D. Flowers

David received a B.A. in Religion from East Texas Baptist University and a M.T.S. in Biblical Studies from Houston Graduate School of Theology. David has over 15 years experience as a pastor and teacher in and outside the church. He currently pastors an Anabaptist congregation in Virginia. View all posts by David D. Flowers

3 responses to “Brennan Manning on the Compassion of Jesus Christ

  • Rob Grayson

    David, this is why I love Brennan Manning and have so many of his books on my shelf. There are not many who fearlessly proclaim the unfathomable and scandalous love of God like he did. Thanks for sharing this video; I plan to share it on my bog tomorrow.

  • John L

    David, Great of you to share this, The full sermon profoundly affected me this week as it did you. Regarding this excerpt : I found it to be the most personal, complete, revealing and comprehensive statement I have ever heard regarding Jesus Christ. We’ve heard Him proclaimed as the Son of God, The Son of Man, The Son of Righteousness etc. but this statement by Brennan Manning resonates perfectly with God’s revelation of Himself to Moses in Exodus 34:6 Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth. As regarding Jesus Christ as The Son of The God of Israel who made this statement Brennan was absolutely correct in making this proclamation concerning Him.. I strongly recommend to everyone reading your blog to click on the link you shared above to the full sermon titled on YT as “Brennan Manning Sermon: Kingdom Works 1999 Video”. I will share this on my YT also. Much thanks !!

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