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  1. Mercy God’s Compassion for Sinners

  2. What is Mercy? • Webster’s Dictionary • 1a: compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power also: lenient or compassionate treatment • 2a: a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion • 3: compassionate treatment of those in distress • Hebrew • Hesed • Greek • Eleos • “Forgiveness that is not deserved”

  3. “Who is my neighbor?” • Luke 10:30-37 • What was the response of the priest and Levite? • Why did the Samaritan help the man? • Did he know him? • Was he an acquaintance? • Did the man owe him money? • What is the purpose of the parable? • Those that show mercy are like good neighbors • The Samaritan was compassionate, even though he did not know the man The Samaritan showed mercy to the man

  4. Jesus shows mercy • John 8:1-11 • The woman committed adultery • Why did Jesus defend her? • Who is without sin? • Did Jesus claim her innocence? • Was she someone that Jesus knew? • Jesus’ response • “Go and sin no more” What do these passages tell us about mercy?

  5. Mercy of God • Nehemiah 9:31 • God is gracious and merciful • Matthew 9:10-13 • Desire compassion(mercy) • Titus 3:3-7 • God has saved us through mercy, not by our deeds • 1 Peter 1:3-4 • God’s mercy gives us hope

  6. Should we show mercy to others? • Luke 6:27-36 • “Be merciful just as your Father is merciful” • Matthew 6:9-15 • How can our sins be forgiven if we do not forgive others? • Matthew 18:21-35 • God will not forgive us if we do not show the same mercy to others • James 2:12-13 • Judgement merciless to those that show no mercy

  7. Mercy and Salvation • Does mercy guarantee that we go to heaven? • Mercy does not take away or forgive our sins • Mercy is WHY we get forgiveness • Romans 6:12-13, Ephesians 2:1-7 • Parable of Pharisee and Tax Collector • Luke 18:9-14 • “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted” • We cannot get into Heaven without God’s mercy • We have to humble ourselves before God • Proverbs 28:13, Romans 12:3

  8. God’s Plan of Salvation • Hear • Acts 18:8 • Believe • John 3:16; Mark 16:16; Acts 16:31 • Confess • Matthew 10:32-33; Romans 10:9-10 • Repent • Matthew 4:17; Acts 2:38; Luke 13:3; Acts 8:22 • Be Baptized • Mark 16:14-20; John 3:3, 5-8; Romans 6:4; I Peter 3:21; Acts 2:38 • Live a Faithful Life • Revelation 2:10