Saturday, May 14, 2016

Stewarding Mercy

Sermon Notes
Matthew 7:1-4
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be given to you.
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? (NIV)

Grace is what we are about. We want people to enter into grace. We have to be about mercy too. We should not judge haphazardly. We can put ourselves into boundaries of the Lord’s judgement we are not comfortable with. It is better not to judge but do things in a way that is proactive to bless the situation so Godly behavior is made. It is wise to give suggestions in grace. We help a situation. Instead of speaking death and condemnation over people. We find the motives at heart and presuade them towards a Godly lifestyle in grace. We build God’s culture in them instead of tearing down in randomness. Mercy, wisdom, and grace go hand in hand. If we are to be effective in a dying world we give life over them. We give our best. It is mercy, grace and wisdom that they need. The dying world needs hope. Another person judging them recklessly won’t do. We do things in love not recklessness. Recklessness is not love. It is not sincere love. We need to understand a person’s hardheartedness by Jesus Christ. It needs to be revealed. It then can be argued out. It is more loving to know a person’s motives than to judge a person just because.

I find it abusive to do it any other way. It is not ethical. It is not having grace. It is more a way of boosting yourself. I find that God loves to be gracefilled with us. We need to be gracefilled with others. It is more love than we can handle. It is so great. We need to imitate its love for others.

Declare over ourselves wisdom, mercy, and getting grace; it is soothing to the soul, in the ways that God has for it. It is doing the Lord good to declare that, come to the great grace of the Lord.

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