Sunday, September 25, 2016

This Morning at Gastonia First Wesleyan

This morning I am still on our annual family vacation.  Wow - This year has been filled with transitions and my learning curve has grown since relocating to Gastonia to begin my ministry as Lead Pastor of Gastonia First Wesleyan Church.  Today, Pastor Graham Smith will bring the morning message, continuing in the current teaching series on the Beatitudes. 

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

Bible Verses on Mercy

We have a powerful and merciful God. He knows we have all fallen short of His glory, but His mercy is incredible. That is why Christian need to always be aware of His love and His mercy. A day shouldn't go by without us praising God. We may be barely able to comprehend His mercy, but we know that it is there.

Christians are sinners, yet God sent his only Son to die on the cross for our sins. That is why God's Mercy is so great; Jesus was willing to die for us, those people are who so imperfect! So let us never forget God’s mercy toward us during our day to day lives!

The Bible describes God's mercy and grace in several scriptures. You can read Godvine's Bible verses about mercy to help guide you on your Christian path. Christian mercy can sometimes be hard to keep... but after reading scripture on mercy you can become a better Christian.

2 Samuel 24:14 And David said to Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.

Psalms 86:5 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy to all them that call on you.

Psalms 145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Luke 6:36 Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again to a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...

Lord, deal kindly with 

me; in your generous

mercy rescue me, 

 for I'm wretched and 

poor, my heart 


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