Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 27, 2002
As Vice President, George Bush represented the U.S. at the funeral of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. Bush was deeply moved by a silent protest carried out by Brezhnev’s widow. She stood motionless by the coffin until seconds before it was closed. Then, just as the soldiers
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 28, 2009
MERCY IN NIGHT COURT
One night in 1935, Fiorello H. La Guardia, mayor of New York, showed up at a night court in the poorest ward of the city. He dismissed the judge for the evening and took over the bench. One case involved an elderly woman who was caught stealing bread to feed her
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Blessed Are The Merciful
In the Sermon on the Mount, we notice that Jesus' subject was not on how people are to be saved, but on the fruit of those who allow the Holy Spirit to work in their lives. One of the signs or evidences that a person has been converted is that he is now
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Mar 2, 2009
A MERCIFUL GAME
A high school basketball player’s mom passed away on the day of a game. He made it to the game and his coach invited him to sit on the bench. But he wanted to play.
Since he arrived late, putting him in the game was a technical foul and the other team would shoot two free
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2009
JUSTICE OR MERCY
A young lady who occasionally walked through the park after work, stopped to have her picture taken by a photographer on this particular day. She was very excited about her picture being taken. As she walked out of the park, she looked at the Polaroid picture in total amazement.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2001
A young lady who occasionally walked through the park after work, stopped to have her picture taken by a photographer on this particular day. She was very excited about her picture being taken. As she walked out of the park, she looked at the polaroid picture in total amazement. She
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Jul 24, 2001
The Gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving. The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not
Contributed by Charles Salmon on Aug 18, 2004
Shakespeare on mercy (From the Merchant of Venice)
The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
’Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch
LORD HAVE MERCY ME
I am a huge fan of the Christian band Mercy Me. They are my favorite band of all time! My favorite CD is Almost There. Those worship and praise songs inspire me to stay in the race even when I want to quit because working for the Lord can be overwhelming. I'm strengthen by
One day, a woman who occasionally walked through the park after work, stopped to have her picture taken by a photographer. She was very excited to see the photo, but when she looked at it, her face dropped. She turned to the photographer and stated rather sharply, “This is not right! This is not
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 31, 2011
MR. GOODNESS AND MR. MERCY
A faithful Christian lady told the preacher on her death bed that she felt like two demons were always around her. She said that when she died she felt like those demons were going to escort her to hell. The preacher was disturbed and couldn't understand her terrors.
Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 7, 2011
MERCY ME: HOLD FAST
Mercy Me is a Christian band (I Can Only Imagine) and recently they sang a song called, "Hold Fast." Bart Millard tells the story of the inspiration for "Hold Fast":
"I was standing in the back of the bus going to our next concert. We were in a traffic jam and we passed
Contributed by Greg Buchner on May 5, 2005
What is this mercy and grace exactly…
This past week I pulled my “Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms” (one of those books I bought in seminary but very rarely open today ) off my library shelf. While I often quote that grace is the “unmerited favor of God,” it was interesting
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 12, 2009
PREVAILING UPON MERCY
R. C. Sproul tells the story of when he was a college professor. At the start of the semester, the class of about 150 students had three papers due, let’s say, at noon on October 1st, November 1st, and December 1st. The penalty for a late paper was a zero grade.
Robert Robinson was a wild young man who came to repentance listening to a George Whitefield sermon. He later became a pastor and wrote a couple of hymns, particularly the famous, "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing", which was written in 1757.
Later in life, Robinson wandered from the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 20, 2002
Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love and the future to God’s
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 22, 2002
Blessed are the merciful. I learned the truth of this Beatitude from Henri Nouwen, a priest who used to teach at Harvard University. At the height of his career, Nouwen moved from Harvard to a community called Daybreak, near Tornonto, in order to take on the demanding chores required by his
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Mar 2, 2009
Jack Hayford: "Mercy is God's constant compassion for the helpless and undeserving--to show compassion for someone in serious need, i.e. 'showers of mercy.' Mercy is not merely a passive
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Mar 28, 2010
Mercy is a fascinating thing. Let's try to understand it better.
I want you to remember a time when a friend or someone close to you avoided you, shrugged you off for some reason. Now imagine that person being in all kinds of trouble or having a lot of problems because of a bad choice that
Here is a unique, moving story about "MERCY" from the Second World War:
The American pilot glanced outside his cockpit and froze. He blinked hard and looked again, hoping it was just a mirage. But his co-pilot stared at the same horrible vision.
“Dear God, this is a nightmare,” the