Postcards from the Future – Blessed are the Merciful

Speaker: Mike Burns

Matthew 5.7

As a young Christian, I remember learning the distinction between grace and mercy.  The quote, which is still in popular use today, goes like this:  Grace is when God gives us what we don’t deserve and mercy is when God doesn’t give us what we do deserve.  While this is still a helpful notion, I have come to learn that both grace and mercy are so much bigger than any single sentence definition. 

As we look at the beatitude of blessed are the merciful are we simply to understand this as the withholding of power or consequence, or is God calling us to something more?  What does it mean to be merciful?  Join us Sunday as we continue to explore the beautiful message of the beatitudes.