Blessed Are the Merciful

Blessed Are the Merciful (Matthew 5:7)

I. The elements of mercy
A. Forbearance
B. Compassion

II. Mercy as an attribute of God’s character (Exodus 34:6; 1 Chronicles 21:13; Nehemiah 9:31; Psalm 145:8-9; Luke 1:78; Romans 9:16; Ephesians 2:4; Hebrews 4:16; Titus 3:5; James 5:11; Micah 7:18-19)

III. The power of compassion (Luke 10:30-34)

IV. They shall obtain mercy (Matthew 5:7)

V. Practical applications

Suggestions for Prayer: Praise Jesus for being willing to suffer death that you might receive mercy. Is there someone you might show mercy to in some tangible way this week?

For Further Study: Read about mercy in the following verses: Matthew 6:14; Titus 3:5-6; Hebrews 4:14-16; James 2:13; and 1 Peter 2:9-10.

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