The Miracle of Mercy

Did you know that mercy is God’s number one characteristic in the Bible? The world portrays God as a God of anger and judgment. But God shows himself first and foremost as a God of mercy.
If mercy is God’s number one characteristic that he reveals to us in the Bible – if that is the most important thing he wants us to know about him – then it must be the most important thing for us to learn about him. And it must also be the most important character trait that God wants to develop in us.
Jesus said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7 (NIV)
On May 7 we will be starting a 6 week focus on God’s mercy. We will be using a study by Rick Warren and Saddleback Church called “The Miracle of Mercy.” Pastor Albert will be preaching on God’s mercy for 6 Sundays, people will be meeting in small groups and learn about the Five Marks of Mercy, that Mercy forgives the Fallen, that Mercy helps the Hurting, that Mercy is Patient with Difficult People, that Mercy is Kind to Enemies, and that Mercy Cares for the Lost. In addition, many of us will be reading a book by Robert Gelinas with the title, “The Mercy Prayer – the One Prayer Jesus Always Answers.”
You are invited and encouraged to join us as we dive deep into God’s mercy. 

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