Untamed Mercy

September 11, 2016
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Topic Notes

  • A lot of people have been hurt by the Church
  • Jesus teaches forgiveness
  • Whatever sin you have committed can never be too big for forgiveness
  • Jude 2 – Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance!
  • The uncomfortableness of giving mercy in abundance
  • As churches, we have two choices: to be a Church of Commandments or a Church of the Cross
  • The Church of Commandments (One bad apple spoils the bunch)
  • Churches that promote the Cross are more abundant than those that promote commandments.
  • Mercy – a gift that is undeserved
  • Matthew 18:21-22 (abundant forgiveness)
  • The wrong assumption is that there is a limit on mercy.
  • God does not put limits on mercy!
  • God believes in reconciliation
  • James 2:8
  • As far as mercy and forgiveness goes
  • God’s Grace and Mercy is HUGE – and we should always strive to attain it.
  • The translation of ‘abundance’: MORE! The FULLEST measure! Overflowing! Profuse!
  • Mercy triumphs over judgement
  • God wants to meet you in your sin AND BRING YOU OUT OF IT!
  • We want to be untamed, wild and passionate about forgiveness!

Bible Contradiction

via Freedom from Religion Foundation (ffrf.org)
Exodus 20:15 vs Luke 19:29-34

Listener Question

From Victoria:
Does God give those sent to Hell a chance to redeem themselves? Here’s an example: an atheist of the age of 18 dies in a car accident, and is thus sent to hell. They aren’t a child, but far from a developed adult either. Why is it fair that another person can go 50 years as an atheist, become a Christian at 51, and go to heaven when they die? Considering that an 18 year old does not have a lot of life experience, it IS possible that they could have changed their ways given they had the chance to live longer.
See: Hebrews 9:27, 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10, Acts 17:26-27 and Hebrews 4:12

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