Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 10, 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 merciful.
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 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 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 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 Richard Tow on Apr 3, 2023
There was a young soldier in Napoleon’s army who committed an offense worthy of death. The day before he was scheduled for the firing squad, the young man’s mother went to Napoleon and asked him to show mercy for her son. Napoleon harshly replied, “Woman, your son does not deserve mercy.” “I know,”
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 grandchildren.
Contributed by Charles Salmon on Aug 17, 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 better
Contributed by Greg Buchner on May 4, 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 to
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Jul 23, 2001
The Gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving. The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not
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
As we consider the call of John and look forward at Christmas to the birth of Christ, let us look at the content of God’s message to us
God knew exactly what he was doing when he sent Jesus to this earth.
The Cross wasn’t a “horrible misjudgement”
Rather the reason Jesus came into this world
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 11, 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.
At noon on
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 30, 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 6, 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 a
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 Glenn Durham on Aug 13, 2008
Kent Hughes, who pastored in Chicago, tells something which happened to a dear friend. This lady was a missionary on furlough after a particularly difficult season of service. Now, for the first time since they had been missionaries, they had bought a place of their own to rest and recover. The
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 11, 2011
THE LOVE ME NOT
Dostoevsky tells the story of a woman who found herself in hell and felt she did not belong there. She could not bear the suffering and cried out in agony for the mercy of God.
God listened and was moved with pity and so He said to her: "If you can remember one good deed that you
Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
So what does this gentle restoration or correction look like? Well here’s what it doesn’t look like, from a real example I observed: “How could you be so stupid, did you grow up with wolves? You are going to pay for this buster, and you’re going to straight to hell where you belong.” I have left