Beginning November 9th
(Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm)
Did you know that God’s mercy is his number one characteristic in the Bible? More than his sovereignty, omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence or any other fancy words about him–more than anger or justice or judgement–more than anything else, the number one attribute of God in scripture is his mercy.
The world portrays God as God of anger and judgement. But God shows himself first and foremost as a God of mercy. All the way back when God revealed his glory to Moses and gave him the Ten Commandments, God said, “This is my name: ‘The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abounding in goodness and truth’ (Exodus 34:6 NKJV). Notice his number one characteristic is mercy. God did not say, “I am the Lord God, just and righteous,” or “The Lord God, eternal and all powerful.” He said, “This is who I am. I am merciful, gracious patient, overflowing with kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and truth.”
If mercy is God’s number one characteristic that he reveals to us in the Bible—if that is the most important thing he wants us to know about him—then it must be the most important thing for us to learn about him. And it must also be the most important character trait that God wants to develop in us. God is merciful, and he wants us to be merciful too. So in these six sessions we will explore what God’s mercy is all about.
November 9: “The Marks of Mercy”
November 16: “Mercy Forgives the Fallen”
November 23: no small group meetings due to Thanksgiving
November 30: “Mercy Helps the Hurting”
December 7: “Mercy is Patient with Difficult People”
December 14: “Mercy Cares for the Lost”
Palermo - Pierson Home
2455 Maple Ave.
Oroville CA 95966
Thermalito - Marchbanks Home
656 Tehama Ave.
Oroville CA 95965