Sermons tagged with ‘mercy’

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“The Love of God is greater far…” Ephesians 3:17-19

“The Christian Gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less.”
Tim Keller, The Reason for God

“One Body, Many Gifts” 1 Corinthians 12:4-26

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  “One Body, Many Gifts”(click to listen or download) You might think- “Can God really use me?”  The answer is YES! Each person has natural talents and abilities, which are given by God since mankind is created in God’s image.   But Christians also have spiritual gifts, given by the Holy Spirit to each person “as […]

“Verbal Homicide” Matthew 5:21-26

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(click to listen, right click to download)  “Verbal Homicide” Jesus’ teaching always cuts right to a person’s heart. Like a master surgeon, he exposes the dark corners that need to be cleansed. We tend to categorize people into groups such as good vs. bad, convict vs. free, criminal vs. model citizen, etc.  However when categorizing others, […]

“Burdened or Blessed?” Amos 2:4-12 and Matthew 5:4,6,8

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“Burdened or Blessed?” When you go to the hospital, the doctor may ask you about your level of pain.  He or she is trying to see how uncomfortable you are, on a scale of 1 to 10: “Are you mildly upset, is it medium pain, or is it the worst pain ever?” Many people in […]

“Blessed are the Merciful…” Matthew 5:7

“Blessed are the merciful…” The culture we live in craves revenge.  Some might say, “Revenge is sweet.” But the scriptures teach the opposite of revenge: “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” (Proverbs 19:11)  So if a follower of Jesus seeks to be merciful, does he or she simply […]

Poverty and Wealth in Proverbs

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Wealth and Poverty in Proverbs (click to listen, right click to download) “Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.” Proverbs 11:28 ESV Whether we are rich or poor, we all face the same difficulties in life.  All of us will meet the Lord, and someone else will get the goods […]