June 30-July 6 • Blessed are the Merciful
Divine blessing is real and a real possibility for you. Unfortunately, our misuse of the word “blessed” has completely robbed it of its true meaning. The word “blessed” by nature supposes divine favor, and it’s a very real thing. Discover what Jesus meant by true blessing in this series #Blessed.
Main Point: God blesses those who extend mercy at the same level they received mercy.
In your own words, how would you describe someone who is merciful?
How easy or difficult is it for you to extend patience, service, grace, or forgiveness to others when they aren’t reciprocating the same with you? Why?
Read Matthew 5:7. Why must we be merciful? What does it mean to be shown mercy?
On Sunday, Pastor Matt shared an illustration of a fountain. As we are filled with God’s mercy, we are able to extend mercy to one another from the overflow. How would your relationships with others change if you extended mercy on the same level you are receiving mercy from God?
Who have you been withholding mercy from? How can you extend mercy to them this week?
Taking A Next Step Together
We experience true blessing that can only come from God who is full of mercy. How can you be merciful with those in your group this week? In what ways can you practically meet someone’s need through serving, patience, forgiveness, and understanding? Discuss as a group potential ways to extend mercy this week and make a plan to do so.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” – Matthew 5:7
All other Scripture References
Matthew 18:23-35, Luke 7:36-50
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