Beatitude of Mercy

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					Series: Shining Through

“The Beatitude of Mercy”

      Matthew 5:7
I.   Mercy Defined.
  “To get inside someone’s
     skin until we can see
 things with his eyes, think
things with his mind, & feel
 things with his feelings; to
 move in & act on behalf of
   those who are hurting.”
   Commentator William Barclay
Alberta, Canada
I.   Mercy Defined.

II. Mercy Demonstrated.
“God is His grace gives
   me what I do not
deserve, & in His mercy
 He does not give me
  what I do deserve.”
     Dr. Warren Wiersbe
“God is the grand master
of mercy. His very nature
desires to relieve us of the
  self-imposed misery &
  distress we experience
   because of our sin.”
          Dr. Bill Bright
     Campus Crusade for Christ
The Bible says, “But in your great
 mercy you did not put an end to
 them or abandon them, for you
 are a gracious & merciful God.”
         (Nehemiah 9:31)
 The Bible says, “For as high as
the heavens are above the earth,
 so great is His mercy for those
         who fear Him”
        (Psalms 103:11).
The Bible says, “…We do not make
 requests of You because we are
 righteous, but because of your
   great mercy.” (Daniel 9:18)

The Bible says, “God, who is rich
   in mercy.” (Ephesians 2:4)

  The Bible says, “…The Lord is
  full of compassion & mercy.”
           (James 5:11)
 Jesus said, “Father,
forgive them; for they
  do not know what
   they are doing.”
     (Luke 23:34)
“All the mercy that God ever
will give man He has already
had, when Christ died. That
    is the totality of mercy.
       There could not be
 anymore… The fountain is
now opened & it is flowing &
 it continues to flow freely.”
   Commentator Donald Barnhouse
Atheist Robert G. Ingersoll
I.   Mercy Defined.

II. Mercy Demonstrated.

III. Mercy Displayed.
 The Bible says, “Be kind to one
another, tenderhearted, forgiving
  one another, as God in Christ
 forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32).

The Bible says, “(Christ) saved us,
not because of good things we did,
  but because of His mercy. He
washed away our sins & gave us a
 new life through the Holy Spirit.”
             (Titus 3:5).
I.   Mercy Defined.

II. Mercy Demonstrated.

III. Mercy Displayed.

IV. Mercy Distributed.
“Mercy cannot be earned any
   more than grace can be
earned. When you experience
 mercy & share mercy, then
   your heart is in such a
condition that you can receive
  more mercy to share with
How thrilling it is to go through
life sharing God’s mercy & not
 having to judge people to see
if they are ‘worthy’ of what we
have to offer. We stop looking
   at externals & begin to see
  people through the merciful
         eyes of Christ.”
 Dr. Warren Weirsbe - Live like a King
Frederick II King of Prussia
 The Bible says, “As Jesus went on
from there, two blind men followed
 him, calling out, “Have mercy on
us, Son of David!” (Matthew 9:27).

   The Bible says, “A Canaanite
 woman from that vicinity came to
Him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David,
 have mercy on me! My daughter is
  suffering terribly from demon-
   possession.” (Matthew 15:22).
The Bible says, “When they came
to the crowd, a man approached
    Jesus & knelt before Him.
“Lord, have mercy on my son…”
       (Matthew 17:14-15)
The Bible says, “…Two blind men were
  sitting by the roadside, & when they
  heard that Jesus was going by, they
   shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have
mercy on us!” The crowd rebuked them
& told them to be quiet, but they shouted
all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have
 mercy on us!”… Jesus had compassion
      on them a& touched their eyes.
Immediately they received their sight &
   followed him.” (Matthew 20:29-34)

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