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The Gift of Mercy By Ed McDowell

The Blessing of Receiving and Extending Mercy The word “mercy” describes the compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone within one’s power to punish or harm. The You Version Bible App describes it as not getting what you deserve (judgment and wrath). In Scripture, we see the blessing that comes with it. “God blesses those who…

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A Biblical Perspective on Handling Dissent By Paul Swamidass

Learn from Jesus on how to handle dissent. Jesus uses the “prodigal son” parable to convey to his believers the unique qualities of God the father. Teachers and preachers have used this parable to communicate to their listeners, the unparalleled loving, merciful and gracious nature of God the Father. In the parable, the father eagerly…

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What Jesus Asks Leaders to Be By Paul Swamidass

Jesus sets clear expectations for leaders. Jesus makes a bold statement in Matthew 23:23-24, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter,…

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