The Miracle Of Mercy - Part 4 - Mercy Forgives Others

Series: The Miracle Of Mercy

October 09, 2016
Chuck Bernal, Lead Pastor - LifePointe Church -

This message is Part 4 of the series “The Miracle Of Mercy” by Pastor Chuck Bernal. In this message Pastor Chuck talks about “Mercy Forgives Others”. Mercy is undeserved forgiveness and unearned kindness. Jesus spoke about it often - in the Lord’s prayer, in the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant as well as many other passages.He taught that you not only need to receive God’s mercy, but also give it to others. Through God’s mercy, you receive freedom. When you extend mercy to others, you are helping them experience that same freedom. This message was delivered at LifePointe Church on Sunday, October 9, 2016.

Episode Notes


Sunday, October 9, 2016 - Pastor Chuck Bernal

 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, when someone won’t stop doing wrong to me, how many times must I forgive them? Seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, you must forgive them more than seven times. You must continue to forgive them even if they do wrong to you seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18:21-22- ERV)


 MERCY:  Undeserved _______________________ & Unearned ______________________

 1. MERCY MEANS THAT GOD _____________________________________ ME

God ___________________________________ to forgive me.

 You are a God of forgiveness, always ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and full of love and mercy.  (Nehemiah 9:17 - TLB)

 You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. (Micah 7:18 - NIV)

God _____________________________________ forgives me.

 All of us have sinned . . . yet now God declares us ‘not guilty’ of offending him if we trust in Jesus Christ, who freely takes away our sins. (Romans 3:23-24 - TLB)

God _____________________________________ forgives me.

 God is merciful and quick to forgive.  (Isaiah 55:7 - TEV)

 God _____________________________________ forgives me.

 . . . God forgave all our sins. He canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ's cross. (Colossians 2:13-14 - NLT)

 You will have mercy on us again; you will conquer our sins. You will throw away all our sins into the deepest part of the sea.  (Micah 7:19 - NCV)

 Mercy triumphs over judgment!  (James 2:13 - NIV)

 2. MERCY MEANS THAT I ____________________________________ OTHERS

 Forgive the sins we do, just as we forgive those who do wrong to us. (Matthew 6:12 - ICB)


 A person should not be forgiven until he or she asks for it. TRUE/FALSE

 You haven’t really forgiven until you’ve forgotten. TRUE/FALSE

 Forgiving means minimizing the offense & denying the pain.  TRUE/FALSE

 When I see someone hurt, it is my duty to forgive the offender. TRUE/FALSE

 My forgiveness for others is ___________________________________.

 Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.  (Ephesians 4:32 - MSG)

 My forgiveness for others is ___________________________________.

 You must continue to forgive them even if they do wrong to you seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18:22- ERV)

 If your brother or sister sins, warn them to stop. If they change their hearts and lives, forgive them. Even if someone sins against you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times and says, ‘I am changing my ways,’ you must forgive that person.”  (Luke 17:3-4 – CEB)

 1. Recognize no one is _______________________________________________ 

 For there is not a righteous man on earth who only does good and refrains from sin. (Ecclesiastes 7:20).

 2. Relinquish your right to ____________________  _______________________

 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to God's wrath, for it is written: 'Vengeance is Mine. I will repay,' says the Lord.  (Romans 12:19)

 3. Respond to those who have hurt you with ____________________________

 Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who treat you badly. (Luke 6:28 – Ph)

 If your enemy is hungry, give him some food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him some water to drink. In this way you will make him feel guilty and ashamed, and the Lord will reward you. (Proverbs 25:21-22 – GWT)

 . . . it may cause a change in heart, and the Eternal One will repay you. (Proverbs 25:22 – Voice)

 4. Refocus on God's and His __________________________________________

 Love doesn’t keep a record of wrongs that others do to us. (1 Corinthians 13:5 – CEV)

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