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To Love Mercy

Rev. Paul J. Miller – Sermon Outline – November 18, 2018

Series Title: “This is What God Requires”

Today’s Title: "To Love Mercy"

Today’s Text: Micah 6:8 & Matthew 9:9-13

KINDNESS & MERCY COME FROM THE HEART OF GOD                                     - - WHAT’S IN YOUR HEART?

Micah 6:8“to love mercy”?

How far does the mercy of God go?

To Nineveh in the days of Jonah

  • After running, Jonah warned to Nineveh (Jonah 1 &2)
  • Nineveh repented and God changed His mind (Jonah 3:6-10)

JONAH DID NOT LOVE MERCY (Jonah 4:1-4)

To the Tax Collectors in the Gospels

Matthew (Matthew 9:9-13)

                ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ ( v13 from Hosea 6:6)

THE PHARISEES DID NOT LOVE MERCY

Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)

“All the people….began to mutter,” (19:7)

“THE PEOPLE” DID NOT LOVE MERCY

Parable of the Pharisee & the Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14)

THE PHARISEE DID NOT LOVE MERCY

The Roman Centurion (Matthew 8:5-13)

The demon possessed man in Gerasenes (Mark 5:1-20)

The Samaritan woman at the well (John 4)

                - The criminals crucified next to Christ (Luke 23:39-43)

Paul on mercy, kindness, & repentance

- Romans 2:4

- 2 Corinthians 7:10

How freely do you extend the kindness & mercy of God?

Grudgingly? Hesitantly? Conditionally? Dutifully?

                Lovingly?

KINDNESS & MERCY COME FROM THE HEART OF GOD

WHAT’S IN YOUR HEART?

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