Mean Birds & Cranky Boys
You are listening to the sermon from 07/02/17
Faith Wesleyan Church in Rockford IL.

Scripture texts: Matthew 5:7

Synopsis: Mercy among the Jews signified 2 things. The 1st thing: The pardon of injuries. The 2nd thing: Almsgiving, or giving to the needy. Our mercy needs to embody both concepts. Forgiveness and generosity. Here’s some English for ya. Mercy is, A willingness to forego the treatment someone deserves from us for what they did. Mercy is compassion or pity. Mercy is forgiveness. Mercy is showing others the love God showed to us. It is a verb. We are to be a conduit of God’s mercy. When we dispense mercy, we become the hands of God. To be merciful is more than an obligation. Mercy is to be shown with love and tenderness. We show it whether it’s asked for-- or not... appreciated-- or not. We give it joyfully and without holding back.

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