2022 THEME: For Such a Time. . .
Series: 8 Cures
TITLE: Sticking Your Neck Out
Scripture: Matthew 5: 7
I. LET’S DEFINE OUR TERMS
The Romans admired justice, courage, self-control, and wisdom, but not (mercy). The philosophers called mercy (a disease of the soul).
Righteousness on the inside will produce the (fruit of right action).
II. LET’S DEFINE OUR ACTIONS
Grace is shown to the (undeserving); mercy is (compassion) to the (miserable).
James 2:13 “There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you.” (NLT)
This Beatitude is not showing we can merit God’s mercy BUT those who are God’s children will themselves be merciful and will receive mercy in the end.
One final Scripture: I John 3:17
Next Week: “Eight Cures” Title: 20/20 Vision- Mt.5: 8