“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” – Matthew 5:7
I hope that you have been encouraged by the Blessed sermon series. This series is an in depth look at the eight beatitudes that serve as the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount.
We have studied the first four beatitudes and took some time to reflect on each of them collectively last Sunday. This Sunday we start the second half of the series, and as we do, we will see that these statements take a turn from focusing on our relationship with God to our interaction with others.
The fifth beatitude focuses on mercy. Something we all need, and desire to give. Jesus’ life overflowed with examples of mercy. Jesus fed thousands of hungry followers, healed countless infirmities, and defended an adulterous woman. But perhaps his ultimate act of mercy was to bear a cross for you and me and thus give our condemned lives freedom.
Mercy. What hinders it? What is it’s source? How we can make it a lifestyle? All these questions will be included in our study of God’ Word together. I am excited to open God’s Word with you this Sunday, and together gain a deeper understanding of this beatitude.
In preparation for our time together be sure to listen to the worship set and ask God to soften your heart to grow in His mercy.
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