“This kind of five bible verses and you’ll be better approach is far more common than many realize.” Continue reading
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God wants us to feel that our way through life is rough and perplexing, so that we may learn thankfully to lean on him. Continue reading
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Mercy is willingness to “take into account” or “compassionately considers” certain matters about the object of mercy — in a way that restrains a judgment that is deserved and leads to grace.
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What exactly did Jesus mean when he spoke these words?
Was he advocating a mind your own business policy?
Was he forbidding all judgments about the actions of others? Continue reading
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As we live our calling to be humble, loving, truth-telling Christians in community – in mutual affection and honor for one another, the case is made for the power of the gospel to transform people. Continue reading
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My place in God’s narrative of mercy should control my posture toward others, especially those on the outside of the faith. Just think of how this could transform our approach to others and our witness to the gospel. This mandate … Continue reading
What can we learn about self-esteem from these people? Or, What does a godly disposition or perspective look like? Moses (Exodus 3:11, 4:10-11) Gideon (Judges 6:15) David (I Chronicles 29:13-16) Isaiah (Isaiah 6:5) Amos (Amos 7:14-15) Job (Job 42:6) Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:28-37) … Continue reading
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