There is nothing more Christ-like than mercy motivated from love. Nothing that will bait unbelievers more effectively than demonstrating this in our day-to-day lives. It is that undeserved grace that opens the door for true evangelism. Like a megaphone for the Gospel, a powerful exchange happens. You are given a brief platform of receptivity. Kindness breaks down walls and it is most powerful when undeserved!

Connection Point:

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
(Micah 6:8NKJV). 

Connection questions:

  1. How did David come up with the blueprints for the temple?
  1. What was unique to the building process of the temple?
  1. What was to be placed in the middle of the temple?
  1. What does “Bethesda” mean in Greek?
  1. What is unique about Michelangelo’s depictions of Moses? Why did he paint him that way?
  1. Be honest. Who have you painted horns on today? Will you show mercy? 

Conclusion:

It doesn’t take much effort to receive mercy, does it? In fact, I don’t think there is a greater feeling in the world than being given something you really didn’t deserve. What takes some serious effort is living a life reflective of this same gracious mercy. To whom in your life do you need to show mercy? It may not feel good at first; humbling yourself is rarely easy. But who knows, you may be the very one God uses to forever change their eternity.