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Week 1: Grace “God’s love coming down to us” Accept it - salvation Reflect it - worship Share it - fellowship Declare it - evangelism Demonstrate it - serving our world. Week 2: Compassion “Shouldn’t we just be concentrating on evangelism? Jesus feeding the 5000:

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Week 1: Grace

  • “God’s love coming down to us”
      • Accept it - salvation
      • Reflect it - worship
      • Share it - fellowship
      • Declare it - evangelism
      • Demonstrate it - serving our world
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Week 2: Compassion

  • “Shouldn’t we just be concentrating on evangelism?
  • Jesus feeding the 5000:
      • He taught them – the gospel is essential
      • He healed them – supernatural power
      • He fed them – practical needs
      • What unreasonable request is God making of you?
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Mercy

1 Peter 1v3-5

Steve Petch

Sunday 4th May 2014

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“Above all else guard your heart, for it is the well spring of life”

Proverbs 4 v 23

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again”

1 Peter 1v3

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MERCY is when God doesn’t give us what we deserve

GRACE is when God gives us what we don’t deserve

God’s mercy is also an active thing

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Mercy is part of God’s nature

  • “Gracious is the Lord and righteous; our God is merciful” Psalm 116v5
  • “Be merciful, just as your heavenly Father is merciful” Luke 6v36
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God’s mercy cannot be exhausted

  • “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning” Lamentations 3v22-23
  • “His mercy endures forever” Psalm 136
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God’s is the initiator of mercy to us

  • “He saved us not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy” Titus 3v5
  • “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy”Romans 9v15
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God’s always has mercy on those who ask

  • “Have mercy upon us O Lord, have mercy upon us” Psalm 123v3
  • “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”Hebrews 4v16
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Jesus won mercy for us

  • “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”1 Peter 1v3
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Jesus demonstrated God’s mercy

  • The woman caught in adultery - John 8v1-11
  • Matthew 9, Matthew 15, Matthew 17, Matthew 20, Mark 10, Luke 17 + more
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Jesus calls his followers to show mercy too

  • “Be merciful, Just as your Heavenly Father is merciful”Luke 6v36
  • “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be receive mercy”Matthew 5v7
  • “If your gift is showing mercy, do it cheerfully” Romans 12v8
  • “Go and learn what this means, I desire mercy, not sacrifice” Matthew 9v13
  • “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness.” Matthew 23v23
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How religious Pharisees see the world:

  • God has had mercy on me: I am special
  • God has NOT had mercy on them: they are outside of his love
  • Poor people are poor because of moral failing: they deserve it
  • Sick people are sick because of sin: they deserve it
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God calls us to show mercy!

  • Mercy is part of God’s nature
  • God’s mercy cannot be exhausted
  • God is the initiator of mercy to us
  • God always has mercy on those who ask
  • Jesus won mercy for us
  • Jesus demonstrated mercy
  • Jesus calls his followers to show mercy