A Thought on Mercy

Here’s a thought that I’m going to work in during my sermon based within the context of Luke 7:36-50 (Simon the Pharisee and the woman sinner).

“If you owe someone 1,000$ and your neighbor owes 10,000$, and the note is due the next day, but you’re both out of work, who’s in trouble? – That’s why we’re all dependent upon the mercy of God through the Son of God who can pay off our notes through his blood.”

Read Luke’s account of what happened that day in a Pharisee’s house and the point becomes clear.

I thought you might be able to use it for a devotional thought or a sermon seed.

#devotional, #grace, #immoral-woman, #jesus, #mercy, #sermon-seed, #simon-the-pharisee, #sin, #spiritual-debt

A Cricket in New York City

Here’s a link to an article by Brett Pertillo from the Bear Valley congregation in Colorado with an excellent sermon illustration about our heart’s focus called, “A Cricket in New York City.

In my little ole’ opinion it’s the best illustration I’ve heard in quite a while. Easy to remember with an excellent and easy to understand point too. I used it this past Wednesday night for the invitation along with the song “Who at the Door is Standing” with an emphasis of listening for the knock at our heart. Thought some of you could use it too.

Have a blessed day.

#heart, #illustrations, #sermon-seed

The Power of Pentecost

1. A Powerful Coming (Acts 2:1-21)

2. A Powerful Message (Acts 2:22-36)

3. A Powerful Response (Acts 2:37-41)

#acts, #sermon-seed

Lessons from the Golden Calf (Exo. 32)

1. Being with a crowd doesn’t make it right.
2. Weak leadership eventually leads to sin.
3. “Wonderful” worship experiences may not be right.
4. We should intercede for stiff-necked people whenever we can.
5. People soon forget God and His blessings.

#golden-calf, #sermon-seed