We’re up to Lesson 4 in our series….with this week’s focus on “God’s Mercy”. You can find the read-ahead materials on the Resources page of this website.
Jesus’ ministry was marked with the compassion, love and care for the unfortunate of this world. And the Christians are to have same attitude. Col 3:12:
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion.”
Being merciful is an action based emotion. You cannot truly be merciful or compassionate to someone, unless you really do something about it. It is not merely feeling bad about someone’s situation, it is an emotion which prompts one to act on it.
Acts of mercy first come from the realization that you yourself have been shown mercy by God.
“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” Luke 6:36
Being merciful does not always mean joining Red Cross or World Vision or some social justice organizations, but it is also to show compassion to those who are around us, with a kind word or a smile or a small “Act of Random Kindness”!
We’ll discuss more on Friday. Remember to gather beginning at 7:30 am. We’ll start our lesson at 7:45 am.
See you then!