Showing Mercy To Your Family

Mercy is love in action!  “4 Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited, 5 does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs. 6 Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. 7 It bears all things,…

Being An Agent Of God’s Mercy

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) “The merciful are blessed, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7) Our greatest witness is showing mercy to others!  “Be merciful,…

The Narrow Gate

Two Ways to Get to Heaven The First Way Is The Law.Keep God’s commandments and you’re in! “You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live bythem: I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 18:5) [ESV]“You are to observe my laws and rulings; if a person does them, he…

Mercy Forgives

“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12) “Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34) Mercy: undeserved forgiveness and kindness; unearned kindness; compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. Mercy means God forgives you! He desires to forgive you. “… ​​You…

Your Failures and God’s Mercy

Sermon Outline Learning From What Peter Did Wrong: He overestimated his strength. “31 Then Jesus said to them, “Tonight all of you will run away because of Me, for it is written: I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered. 32 But after I have been resurrected, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.” 33 Peter told…

What To Do When Things Don’t Go Your Way

Sermon Outline Five Mistakes That Made Jonah Miserable That Can Make You Miserable, Too: He allowed his prejudice to get in the way of his mission.   “Arise and go to Nineveh …” (Jonah 1:2 emphasis added) [ESV] He tried to ignore his Mission. “But Jonah rose to flee …” (Jonah 1:3a emphasis added) [ESV] He resented God’s plan when it didn’t fit his plan. “Then God saw their actions—that they had turned from their evil ways—so…

What To Do When You Get a Do-Over

Sermon outline Jonah 3:1-10 “Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time.”  (Jonah 3:1 emphasis added) When you get a “do-over” in life, you … … live your life with profound gratitude. “8 Those who worship worthless idols have abandoned their loyalty to you. 9 But I will sing praises to you; I will offer you a sacrifice and do what I have promised.…

What to do when you feel hopeless

What To Do When You Feel Hopeless

Sermon Outline Jonah 2:1-10 Seven Steps Jonah Took That You Should Also Take: When you hit rock bottom, look up to God. “​​Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the fish.” (Jonah 2:1) Pray with passion. “I cried out to the Lord in my great trouble, and he answered me.” (Jonah 2:2a) Find out why you’re feeling so hopeless. “3 You threw me into the ocean…