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  • Writer's picturePastor Rippert Roberts

I Desire Mercy Not Sacrifice


This week’s message helps us understand and express the mercy of God in our lives. This sermon is from Matthew 9:9-13 as we see Jesus as He showed compassion to everyone, no matter the circumstances.

When Jesus heard this, He said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.” Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”—Matthew 9:12-13



Mercy Never Fades

God’s mercy is always available for those who trust in Christ.

Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this:

The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease.

Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. – Lamentations 3:21-23



The Mercy Of God

God's mercy is everlasting. But we hang on to our guilt. He is ready to relieve us of our burdens; all we need to do is let go.

“If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest. Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest. This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28 (CEV)



Same God

Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever, and what He’s done before, He will do again. We follow the same God who has carved pathways in the ocean and calmed storms with a word, and he is able to do that same work in our lives. Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.—Psalm 118:1


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