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  • “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things…
    April 3, 2020
  • Mercy is not a new virtue with God; neither is it a blessing of the New Testament to the exclusion of the Old Testament. Fifteen hundred years before the first book of the New Testament was written, God’s plan included provisions for mercy. Notice how prominent mercy was even under Moses Law. “You shall make…
    April 2, 2020
  • I live in the southeastern United States of America. As many regions do, we Southerners have certain characteristics that are attributed to us; some are legitimate while others are founded on biases or stereotypes. A few years ago a friend and I were driving around the countryside where we encountered a gentleman who reminds…
    April 1, 2020
  • “Blood is thicker than water!” In most areas of the world, this saying or its equivalent simply means that family ties are stronger than all other ties. However, to the informed and faithful believer, there is a tie that is stronger than that of blood kinship. Mercy plays a significant role in these bonds even…
    March 31, 2020
  • Three more messages and this miniseries on Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment (James 2.13) will be completed. These three concluding messages will each focus on a great biblical text regarding mercy other than the titular text, James 2.13. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according…
    March 30, 2020
  • Just how big a part do mercy and grace play in our salvation? In as much as Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment one would think that these godly twins play a substantial role. Today’s message will highlight two passages which focus on this very question. Paul writes: “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord…
    March 29, 2020
  • How should the fact that Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment affect what I can know about my day to day fellowship with God? Were it not for mercy, could anyone be saved? If God were not exceedingly merciful and patient with humanity, what would be our immediate destiny? As we consider these questions, we will do…
    March 28, 2020
  • I live in the southeastern United States of America. As many regions do, we Southerners have certain characteristics that are attributed to us; some are legitimate while others are founded on biases or stereotypes. A few years ago a friend and I were driving around the countryside where we encountered a gentleman who reminds…
    March 27, 2020
  • How should the fact that Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment affect how I as a believer feel about the final judgment? Should I take comfort from the fact that there are certain principles of mercy that will be taken into consideration concerning my final destiny? Or, should I be fearful that God’s final verdict…
    March 26, 2020
  • “So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” (James 2.12-13). Mercy is obviously the central focus in these verses. Mercy is not the only quality that is necessary to find the eternal edicts…
    March 25, 2020
  • Find yourself in the following paragraph: “And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise [Luke’s version of the Golden Rule]. But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you,…
    March 24, 2020
  •   We quote from the final paragraph of the previous message in this miniseries: “After illustrating mercy's practical side, Jesus added, ‘Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.’ (Matthew 5.48). Be perfect like God is perfect? This commandment might seem an impossible…
    March 23, 2020
  • Conscience is a human faculty that can be wounded, scarred, and eventually destroyed. However, like most of the spiritual faculties of man, it can only be damaged from the inside. If conscience is wounded, it will not be by an external enemy; it will be due to bad choices that are made from within. As a means of review,…
    March 22, 2020
  • You know that scripture don’t you, the one that says, “God helps those who help themselves”? Well the truth is, it’s not scripture. It might be classed with what some have called chimney corner scripture. It is located right alongside “Cleanliness is next to godliness,” “An idle…
    March 21, 2020
  • “For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” (James 2.13). When it comes to the final judgment, a skin-of-the-teeth victory will be good enough, but that does not seem to be descriptive of what will actually occur. Rather, James says that mercy triumphs over…
    March 20, 2020

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Jim Bullington - A Christian writer whose insight into the scriptures is reflected in practical application lessons in every article. The reader will find that the Bible speaks directly to him/her through these articles. God is always exalted and His word is treated with the utmost respect in this column.

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