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Mercy: It's More Important Than We Think (8 of 18)
Series: The Book of James - Core Training
God's law reminds us that:
We can't pick and choose which laws we like.
We are all guilty, and have been offered mercy.
One day we will face the Judge.
How to look forward to our Judgment Day:
It starts with a look in the mirror.
Matthew 7:1-5, Romans 12:1-2
Focus on what was done for us, not to us.
Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:13, Philippians 1:15-18
Give mercy not justice, or let God be God.
Romans 12:19, 2 Samuel 16:5-14, Proverbs 20:22, 24:29
When we just can't win, walk away.
Forgive like our life depends on it.
James 2:13, Matthew 6:12-15
Food for Thought
1. This week we heard about how mercy triumphs over judgment. When we remember our great need for forgiveness and God's incredible provision, we become more open and willing to show mercy and forgive others. Jesus addressed this issue in his response to a question Peter asked him. What insights and principles do you learn about forgiveness from Jesus' straightforward answer and insightful parable in Mat ...
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