The Descent To Compassion
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The Descent To Compassion

Learn to live a life full of inspiration and true fulfillment as you follow Christ beyond the four walls of the church.
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Created by Rev. Steve Wright
Last updated 3/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • How to recognise when God is at work in others and join him in the work
  • How to live a life of radical compassion beyond the four walls of the church
  • How to live a life of service instead of being served
  • How to live a life of compassion verses condemnation
  • How to truly see the harvest field that is ready to be harvested
  • How to embrace the interruptions of God with excitement
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  • A heart that is soft and ready to hear the whispers of God calling them into the sea of humanity
  • A spirit ready to respond with humility towards God's calling for their life
  • A willingness to be stretched in your faith to obey God in uncomfortable situations
  • A desire to have your character beautifully transformed to more fully reflect the image of God to the world as you engage humanity in compassion

The disciples walked with Jesus beyond the four walls of the temple and learned what sharing the Kingdom message was truly all about. In the Descent to Compassion Course, we will go beyond Sunday morning service, past evangelism projects, and out into the highways and hedges where life happens and does not stop for a 30-minute sermon. We will come along side of where Jesus is walking and working every day, desiring His people to join Him in the work.

Divine moments happen every day because God is always at work. Each and every day we get up, if we open our eyes, we can see Him – or we can blindly walk away. Through experiencing these moments of divine encounter, our lives receive fresh meaning. Living this kind of compassionate lifestyle keeps one other-focused instead of self-focused. Good works have been prepared in advanced for us, and the Lord is ready to lead us by the hand to discover where those works exist.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any Christ-follower who is hungry to make a difference in the world by showing the compassion of God
  • Any Christ-follower who has a desire to do more for God but are not sure what that looks like
  • Any Christ-follower who is ready to take their faith into the market places though acts of compassion
  • Any Christ-follower wanting God to work not just in them but through them
  • Any Christ-follower who know there is more to following Christ than just attending church on a weekly basis
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Curriculum For This Course
43 Lectures
In The Beginning
1 Lecture 02:38

The Descent to Compassion speaks of how to live a life full of inspiration and true fulfillment as the beliver follows Christ into the sea of humanity. Jesus touched the untouchables, and He is asking His people to descend to the place of humility and compassion and touch those whom he would touch.

Preview 02:38
The Breaking
8 Lectures 51:17

In today's lecture, we will come to see that when things seem to be falling apart, it might just be the beginning of God building you into a servant that looks more like him.

Preview 01:33

In today's lecture, we will come to see that when things seem to be falling apart, it might just be the beginning of God building you into a servant that looks more like him.

Preview 14:45

We are not called to the love of power but to the power of love. Mediate on the message and ask God to give you a God centered love that can change the world. Love is the root of compassion.

The Power of Love Message (Meditation 1)

Intro To The Descent Lecture

One hug and one God moment can change your life

The Descent

The lower you descend to serve the greater you become in the kingdom and the more glory you give God. Check the resource tab and download a sermon transcript on "Becoming Less"

Reflection 2

Man's love has boundaries but God's love is boundless. Meditate today on breaking the boundaries out of your life when it comes to loving the world the way Christ loved the world demonstrated through dying on the cross while we were yet sinners.

The Power of Love Message (Meditation2)
Take Me Deeper Lord
13 Lectures 01:17:29

God's unconditional love has room for an exposed man in church.

Intro To The Exposed Man

What happens when a man walks into a church dressed in a ladies' mesh skirt transparent enough to leave nothing to the imagination? He meets a God of love who resuces him.

The Exposed Man Audio Lecture

Reflection 3

True greatness is not found in power but rather in operation in God's love. Jesus loved greatly therefore he had great compassion that flowed through his life. He loved the disciples when they were unlovable. He loved the disciples even when they withheld love from others.

The Power of Love Message (Meditation 3)

Are we rejecting the ones Christ is leading into our churches?

The Exposed Man Article
1 page

How one emergency landing change the way I view the crowd of humanity.

Intro To The Plane Lecture

Everything looks fine from a distance; it's when you get up close that you see the real problems

The Plane

Reflection 4

Christ loved us when we did not deserve his love. Since he loved us in that condition we must mimic that kind of love to the world.

The Power of Love Message (Meditation 4)

It is amazing what God can teach you by simply using ten food boxes. There is always room to go deeper with God in the pursuit of his heart of compassion.

Intro To The Food Box Lecture

Time has a way of making us forget lessons learned.

Food Boxes

Reflection 5

Pray this week for those you don't agree with and watch the Lord change your attitude and take you deeper into The Descent to Compassion.

The Power of Love Message (Meditation 5)
The Song of Interruption
8 Lectures 01:09:05

Can God break into your world at anytime and you obey? Does he have all of your heart? This are vital question to settle once and for all.

Intro to Can God Interrupt you?

A hurried life is unquestionably an unproductive way of life when it comes to living a life of compassion. Note: There is a downloadable paper for further reflection in the resource section of this lecture.

Can God Interrupt You?

Can God break into your world and get your attention? Ask God to give you ears to hear this week and a heart to obey when you hear him asking you to join him.

Reflection 6

The greatest miracle of Pentecost was the fact that they came out of the upper room and loved and reshaped the world. Will you do the same? Pray and ask God this week to give you eyes for the harvest.

The Power of Love Message (Meditation 6)

In John 4 Jesus takes the time to go out of his way to minister to a woman who other avoided. The disciples stayed behind and enjoyed food for their stomachs but Jesus had food of the kingdom to consume. He meet and changed a woman's life forever.

Intro to The Fields Are White

It is important not to miss what is right in front of your eyes.

The Fields Are White

God will call you to people you may not like but still there is a way to love them. You can't love them in your own power but in and through the love of God you can. Pray this week and ask God to help you in this area.

Reflection 7

Anyone can make a point but can you make a difference?

Are you a difference maker? (Meditation 7)
Compassion Is A Long Suffering Love
7 Lectures 56:20

Even in the upper room Jesus loved his disciples to the end and set the example that he didn't come to be served but to serve and give his life for humanity.

Intro to The Water Basin and Towel

The Water Basin and Towel

Don't miss your water basin and towel moment. Ask God to give you eyes to see water basin and towel moments. Ask him to give you the heart to obey and follow him.

Reflection 8

We can't make up a different love language and think we are loving the way Christ loved. Compassion must be shown in order to love like Christ.

Are you a difference maker?(Meditation 8)

The Gay community deserves not a hateful sign or hateful speech, but rather, true compassion and love that embraces them right where they are in life.

Intro to Condemnation or Compassion?

Condemnation or Compassion?

We are not called to condemn the world. The world is already condemn outside of Christ. We are called to love the world like Jesus and draw the lost to him with compassion.

Reflection 9
God's love is relentless
2 Lectures 24:37

Christ demonstrated his love and so must we.

God's love is demostrated (Meditation 9)

What happens when you drop your name into the love chapter? It becomes super really that there is more work to be done in you.

Put your name into 1 Corithians 13 (Meditation 10)
Are you all in?
2 Lectures 30:09

The Gospel is for everyone. Therefore, we should be for everyone also. To be a disciple of Christ is costly. Salvation is free but to become a disciple you must be all in. Only disciples change the world. We you select Jesus as Lord you must deselect all other Lord's. God's narrow road is a road of grace that shows the sinner home. His narrow road is the only way. Are you ready to live The Descent to Compassion? I believe you are and if so, you must go all in. God bless your journey.

Are you ready to go all in? (Meditation 11)

The kingdom of God must be elevated above all other relationships. Pray this week for God to reveal any weakness in your walk.

Are you ready to put him above all? (Meditation 12)
Two final stories
1 Lecture 09:38

Is there room at the cross for those that don't fit in our box?

A surprise and a change of view
Leave the four walls behind
1 Lecture 02:03

We are called to be people of the future, living in the now.

About the Instructor
Rev. Steve Wright
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Pastor, Writer and Counselor.
  • I'm the founder and Pastor of Legacy Church Cherryville N.C.
  • Before Legacy I helped plant and pastor The Salt Mine Church in Charlotte NC with 3 former NBA players.
  • Prior to The Salt Mine Church I planted a church called, Providence Christian Center in San Francisco. I was pastor there for over 13 years and assisted in running a drug rehab for men.
  • Author of The Descent to Compassion (Buy on Amazon)
  • Education:
  • Associate in Pastoral Ministries East Coat Bible College Charlotte NC.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership Patten University Oakland CA.
  • Masters in Mental and Clinical Health Pentecostal Theological Seminary Cleveland T.N.
  • I'm married to Amy Wright and have two children. Madison is my daughter and Noah is my son.
  • My life Quote: Live your life in such a way that when you die you will be missed.
  • What Inspires Me? Watching others excel in their God given purpose and being able to eat a whole bag of sweet 16 doughnuts in one sitting.
  • What would I do if I were not a pastor?: I would love to be a comedy writer for a sitcom