February 25, 2018

Weekly Scripture Reading:
This Week’s Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:10-14, Mark 8:27-38
CLICK HERE TO READ Galatians 3:10-14

Connection Points 2-25-18 (Galatians 3:10-14)

Justice and Mercy – Depending on the situation, there are times when justice rules the day and there are times when mercy rules the day.  We’ve all experienced justice and mercy in our lives, and we have probably all administered justice and poured out mercy at some point.

The Bible says that we have both a Just God and a Merciful God.  If God is just then I am in trouble because I am a sinner who deserves death.  But if God is merciful, then He forgives my sin and showers me with His grace.  So how does that work?  How can God be just and full of mercy at the same time?  We find the answer at the cross where “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us.”  God’s justice and mercy meet at the cross.  The blood Jesus shed was the payment for sin (Justice), and the blood Jesus shed washes my sin away (Mercy). God keeps His promises of mercy shown to us in Christ because He is a just God.

Connection Point Discussion Questions 2-25-18

  • Read Galatians 3:10-14
  • What questions did you have about the reading, sermon, or devotion this week?
  • What are some times in your life when you have experience either justice or mercy?
  • When is justice a good thing? When is mercy a good thing?
  • Can mercy and justice coexist in the same act?
  • God is a just God and a merciful God. How does, or where does God’s mercy and justice meet for our good?
  • How was justice present at the cross? How was mercy present at the cross?

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