God has morning mercies. “Then it happened, as He (that is Jesus) was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging. even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly. Psalm 103:17 assures us that “The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him.” Those who receive God’s mercy in this world will have it forever. Nehemiah comments on this in Nehemiah 9:16 & 17, “But…our fathers acted proudly, hardened their necks, and did not heed Your commandments. Let us now fall into the hand of the, for His mercies are great, but do not let me fall into the hand of man.”. The first reference to the mercy of God in the Bible is in connection with the rescue of Lot and his family from Sodom and Gomorrah. He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit. But You are God, ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abundant in kindness, and did not forsake them.” That demonstrates again the reach of God’s mercy and the distance He will go to be merciful to His people. God did not just let mankind wallow in their sin and sinful condition. And brought out Israel from among them, It was four fault. From this story we understand immediately that mercy is giving compassionate treatment to those in distress. There is nothing this man can do and he has no other means of support. Listen to how the Bible speaks to us about this. We say that mercy is a very wonderful thing. He has night mercies. Why is God’s mercy so often spoken of in connection with his slowness to anger? They would do this together and they wouldn't just do this on the ninth hour but they would do this continually. Ralph Hall The Mercy of God Peter and John both stop and stair at him intently and what they say to the beggar is very telling. The mercy of God is great! The story of Mephibosheth is a compelling story draped in mercy. 25:19). Not that we have repented but even while we were sinners He poured His grace over us. In another place, the Lord gives us a simple command to be merciful: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” … We need mercy. On that occasion, God passed by Moses on the mountain, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands.” The Psalmist is simply repeating what was revealed then. This is a public act of worship on their part. She is a New York Times bestselling author, and her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. “ Great Sermon! He is not merciful to all sinners; some perish and spend eternity in hell. Our God is not simply sovereign, wonderful as it is to celebrate. After their years in exile, God came to His people again and allowed many to return to Jerusalem and restore the temple there. “The Lord is merciful and gracious.” There is no question that God is merciful. And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. This was more then likely the gate that separated the court of the gentiles from the court of the women. When Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount, he summarized the biblical teaching in these simple words, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy” (Matt. not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. It’s because He came that I’m here, and I know it’s because of Him that you came to me. Forsake your sinful ways and return to the Lord. And notice what verse 8 says: "The Lord is merciful." Eph 2:2. The events of the day of Pentecost are over God is continuing to work in a mighty way in and through the apostles and now Luke gives us the names of two apostles, Peter and John. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Mercy is the compassionate treatment of those who are in distress. Stephen and Philip are also added to the mix but the focus of the first ten or so chapters is on Peter, his actions and his sermons. . These people are cruel and heartless. It has to be within God's will. 8. God's mercy is an overflowing mercy; it is infinite. His mercies are new every morning.' Now they are going to be the vessels of God’s mercy onto a man who has in this community been written off. so these also now have been disobedient, that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shown mercy. You could say this is the forgiveness place of God. Mercy fuels compassion, providing promising glints of light in a darkened world. We might wonder to what sinners God is merciful. This is the characteristic of God has always been a mark of salvation, it is God’s mercy. His mercy is at work in man’s salvation and bringing Himself glory. So they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. On that occasion, God passed by Moses on the mountain, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands.” The Psalmist is simply repeating what was revealed then. Two other thoughts fill the mind as we bring this message to a close. Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart. God's mercy is an overflowing mercy; it is infinite. Beautiful sermon of the mercy of God to sinners! He writes here that Peter 'seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened' which seems to indicate two things. It also sounds very much like what He told Moses way back in Exodus 33, “I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” God distributes His mercy as He wills. Who decides? This is a factor also because some people would take pity on him but not the religious elite they would thumb their nose at him and his condition. Our questions are answered in Hebrews 8:12 where God says “I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Our sin is what puts us in distress. Thus, God is tenderly affected toward Himself as the highest good, and constantly wills Himself to be most blessed, glorious and happy! But there is more that can be said about God’s mercy. She is the leader of Joyce Meyer Ministries worldwide. The priest and Levite passed him by on the other side of the road, but the Samaritan had compassion on him bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. It is not in Peter's power but in the power and the name that is above every name, Jesus Christ. Do you know this mercy? Be merciful toward people, not their sin or bad behavior. Peter is the highlight of the first ten or so chapters. came to the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying, says, “I am offering you three things; choose for yourself one of them, which I will do to you.” ’ ”, So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, “Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or shall there be three days’ pestilence in your land? That's the mercy of God cleaning up the mess. PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE: Memorise: “Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed; thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation” (Exo 15:13). But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you. Most often, however, Scripture speaks of the mercy of God that He shows to His people who are in the midst of sin, misery, and woe. In mercy God sent messengers to rescue Lot and his family. From Sermon Series – Grace and Mercy . God, seeing us in our sin and misery, seeing us in our condemnation, acted mercifully by sending His only Son to rescue us. This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm, And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. Learn the difference between being merciful and allowing people to take advantage of you. According to my dictionary, mercy is “compassionate treatment of those who are in distress.” The hymn we just sang, “O My Soul, Bless Thou Jehovah,” speaks of compassion for distress in the third verse and confirms the dictionary’s definition. Severity in God always serves his heart of mercy — to make known the riches of his glory to his people, who are the vessels of his mercy.         For His mercy endures forever; This text opens up in Psalm 103 and says, "Bless the Lord. It is a greater need than any other. There are a couple of gates in the temple. God is merciful to some and not to others. This was prescribed to the nation in Deuteronomy, “However, there will be no poor among you, since the, will surely bless you in the land which the. Why would God be angry with those in distress? And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant. Rich in mercy.' This video reminds us that Jesus lifts our burdens from us, and that all we need to do is rely on Him for our strength and peace. If we use the definition of mercy as “compassionate treatment of those who are in distress,” what is so distressful about us? A heritage to Israel His servant, Multitude of mercies.' 28 From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers; 29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.         For His mercy endures forever.”. So he would be brought to the temple and fall on the mercy of men going into worship God in the temple.         For His mercy endures forever; . A man, who was born paralyzed without the ability to walk was placed at the gate. Sin causes great distress for us; it angers God, and our only hope is found in God’s mercy and readiness to treat sinners compassionately. His mercies are new every morning.' The summary at the end of Chapter 2 leads perfectly into how the church should respond to people like this. rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? … 10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. Look with me at verse 2; “And a man who had been lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple.” Now we get to see exactly why they were on their way to the temple on this very day and at this very time. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. It is the mercy of God that is the tugboat that draws the sinner's foundering vessel into the arms of God. It falleth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he, But Peter, along with John, fixed his gaze on him and said, “Look at us!”. II. Sermon:Date: July 10, 2016 Theme:God’s Grace and Mercy Subtheme:God’s Grace and mercy is sufficient Grace is . He got something better. And he is not only a God of uncompromising justice, thankful as we are that he is. On top of the ark is the mercy seat, flanked on either end by two cherubim (Ex. So David said to the, , “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. ” A soul searching message. It’s not as if the devil sent the flood but God sent the rainbow. As a Child, He knows all about childhood, and as a Man He knows all about the temptations and trials of manhood. knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned. Why have these stories been recorded? To this we can add a few more verses. This guys doesn't fall this guy leaps and praises God. We have already had occasion to refer to this chapter in dealing with the attributes of God. Exodus 25:22 declares, “There I will meet with you.” The connection to Romans 3 concerns the Greek word used for the Hebrew word for mercy seat. The sun is not so full of light as God is of mercy. Its reflection. . And Psalm 103:11 says, for as high as the heaven is above the earth - that's God's mercy! choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers; for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.         For His mercy endures forever; Nor is this all— the mercy of God’s heart means his hearty mercy, his cordial delight in mercy. Sermon by Rev. The Lord Is Merciful In His Salvation - 1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (He saw our sinfulness and still sent the Saviour! You are familiar with the story of how the man who went down the road from Jerusalem to Jericho was set upon by thieves who stripped him, wounded him and left him half dead. But you have dishonored the poor man. Elisha threw the salt into the spring, to affect the whole stream of water. God has declared it to be worthy of death. Song: Your grace and mercy brought me through … Proverbs 11:17 states, “The merciful man does good for his own soul.” And Matthew 5:7 says, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”, I am reminded of the lines from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice that I had to memorize in public school, “The quality of mercy is not strained. Let me take a moment to show you how Scripture couples God’s mercy with slowness to anger. This doesn't mean that once you pray something and add Jesus' name at the end of it the prayer has to come true. That is the nature of God’s mercy. Another thing about God’s mercy is that it is everlasting. My text is Psalm 103:8, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy.”. So it would be possible this is were the beggar is. And made Israel pass through the midst of it, The court of the gentiles is were Jesus went in and cleared out all the tables and the sellers of sacrifices. Romans 2:1-20. But they hardened their necks, and in their rebellion they appointed a leader to return to their bondage. As we look at one of the first recorded miracles the apostles performed we will see something important about God’s mercy. Rev. whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to. And a man who had been lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple. He has authority and power and He has the authority to bring about life in the heart and He has the authority to heal this man physically but for a deeper purpose to bring about a spiritual healing for this man and for many others. We have it here in Psalm 103:8. In Luke 6:36, our Lord tells us straightforwardly, “Be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.” That makes very clear our need to be merciful. God’s Mercy brings Spiritual Healing which is Expressed in Physical Praise, Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the ninth. alms, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. Israel had been in great distress in Egypt, forced into slavery by the Egyptians. 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