Spiritual Sunday — Mercy Forgives! The Miracle of Mercy

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Hello my Lovlies.  Today's Spiritual Sunday is about mercy and forgiveness.  

I've embedded the audio link below so can listen to the broadcast. 


Here are the sermon notes so you can follow along with the audio.

MERCY FORGIVES!   
The Miracle of Mercy
Tom Holladay || Saddleback Church


"Forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us."Matthew 6:12 (NLT)



MERCY: undeserved forgiveness & unearned kindness

1. MERCY MEANS  


God  
to forgive me.

"You are a God of forgiveness, always ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and full of love and mercy."Nehemiah 9:17b (TLB)

"You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy."Micah 7:18b (NIV)

God  
forgives me.

"All of us have sinned . . . yet now God declares us 'not guilty' of offending him if we trust in Jesus Christ, who freely takes away our sins."Romans 3:23-24 (TLB)

God  
forgives me.

"God is merciful and quick to forgive."Isaiah 55:7b (TEV)

God  
forgives me.

". . . God forgave all our sins. He canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ's cross."Colossians 2:13-14 (NLT)
"You will have mercy on us again; you will conquer our sins. You will throw away all our sins into the deepest part of the sea."Micah 7:19 (NCV)
"Mercy triumphs over judgment!"James 2:13 (NIV)



2. MERCY MEANS  



QUIZ


A person should not be forgiven until he or she asks for it.


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You haven't really forgiven until you've forgotten the offence.


T F



Forgiving includes minimizing the offense & the pain caused.


T F



Forgiveness includes restoring trust & reuniting a relationship.
T F



When I see someone hurt, it is my duty to forgive the offender.


T F


Forgiveness is not  

"Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you."Ephesians 4:32b (MSG)

Forgiveness is not  

"Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done. You too should be on your guard against him, because he strongly opposed our message."2 Timothy 4:14-15 (NIV) 

Forgiveness is not  

Forgiveness IS  

"Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others."Colossians 3:13b (NLT) 


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