Tag Archives: mercy

It doesn’t matter what your excuse is

A bruised reed He will not break. Isaiah 42:3 I can see it now. Jesus, on the night in which He was betrayed, goes to the olive grove called Gethsemane taking Peter, James and John with Him, and urges them … Continue reading

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Our wishful Washington concert

  What a concert! Yesterday I wrote a Catch about how music might have affected the large political gathering at the Capitol building last week the way music addressed another political crowd gathered near the nation’s capitol back in 1963 … Continue reading

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An army of Grace Turned Outward

We’ve been talking a lot about MemberPartners lately. That’s because our MemberPartners are the key to the Catch Ministry. They are the ones who believe in our vision — Introducing the Gospel of Welcome — Grace Turned Outward — to … Continue reading

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Love and mercy

Brian Wilson, mastermind of the famous Beach Boy sound, says he was in his piano room playing “What the World Needs Now” when he got the idea for his 1988 song, “Love and Mercy.” He went on to say that … Continue reading

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Mercy, not sacrifice

“But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:13 Do you ever find yourself wishing someone would get theirs? Maybe you’ve been wronged and … Continue reading

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The new covenant prevails

But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day. (Joshua 6:25) King David’s great-great grandmother was … Continue reading

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Tender mercies

This week we are looking for the new covenant in the Old Testament of the Bible. Most Christians have a tendency to think about the Old Testament as being all about the old covenant, and the New Testament all about … Continue reading

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Why Grace Turned Outward is so important

Once, you Gentiles [all non-Jews] were rebels against God, but when the people of Israel rebelled against him, God was merciful to you instead. Now they are the rebels, and God’s mercy has come to you so that they, too, will … Continue reading

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