Powerpoint - May 31, 2011
Understanding God’s mercy and grace in your life
May 31, 2011
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
I heard about a lady who went to have her picture taken at a studio. When they showed her the prints, she said, “These prints don’t do me justice.”
So the photographer looked at her and said, “Ma’am, you don’t need justice; you need mercy!”
When it comes to ourselves, you and I both prefer mercy over justice, don’t we? If you’ve ever been caught speeding, you’re hoping that the officer will show you mercy and let you off without a ticket.
Now, there’s a difference between mercy and grace. Mercy is when God doesn’t give us what we do deserve. You receive mercy when you’ve done something wrong and God relents in his punishment. But grace is God giving us something that we don’t deserve. So you get grace when you gain something for which you never worked.
God’s mercy and grace, his pardon and his blessing, are given to us by the blood of Jesus Christ. Both of them are available to you because Christ died on the cross for your sins. Every sin, every blur, every blot, and every blemish is pardoned by the blood of Christ so that you can be blessed beyond your imagination!
TRUST IN GOD’S MERCY AND GRACE TO PARDON YOU FOR YOUR SINS AND GIVE YOU HIS WONDERFUL BLESSINGS!
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