“Kingdom Come” Sermon on the Mount Series: Fifth Lesson – “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7)
January 17, 2020

“Kingdom Come” Sermon on the Mount Series: Fifth Lesson – “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7)

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Passage: Matthew 5.7
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“Kingdom Come”

Sermon on the Mount Series: Fifth Lesson

Slides: SOM05 Matt 5.7 Slides

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7 NIV11)

  • QUESTION: What impact is the series having on your faith so far?
  • Poor-Mourn-Meek-Hunger-Merciful

1. Old Covenant

  • hesed: steadfast love, Psalm 89.28
  • hanan: undeserved help, Psalm 103.8
  • raham: empathic love, Isaiah 13:18; 49:15; Psalm 18:1

God is ‘the Father of mercies’ - 2 Cor. 1:3; Ex. 34:6; Ne. 9:17; Pss. 86:15; 103:8–14; Joel 2:13; Jonah. 4:2.

2. New Covenant

  1. Salvation: Ephesians 2:4; Titus 3:5
  2. Jesus: John 11.33, 38
  3. Discipleship: Luke 6:36; Matthew 18:21ff; Colossians 3:12; James 2:13

“Grace answers to the undeserving, mercy answers to the miserable.”

QUESTION: What Biblical examples can you think of?

3. Tolerance

    • 1 Samuel 15

QUESTION: What is the difference between patience and tolerance?

4. Living Mercifully

QUESTION: What does mercy look like in daily life?

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  2. P
  3. E
  4. C
  5. G
  6. P
  7. R

How can we develop a merciful spirit?

  1. Reflect
  2. Repent
  3. Notice

QUESTION: How will this verse affect the way you live this week?

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