Beatitudes Conversations 5 2017-05-02T13:37:52+00:00

Conversation with Video

Matthew 5:7 – “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

Discussion With The Video

  • Question 1: Pierre asked us the following question: “Do you want God to have pity on your tragedy & misfortunes? Or do you want God to enter into your situation and have him help you to make it his priority?” What are your thoughts?
  • Question 2: How can we use our answer to question 1, to help us live merciful lives towards others?
  • Question 3: Pierre said “It is only when we enter into injustice and misfortune that it compels action in us.” Can you think of a time when you experienced this?
  • Question 4: What does it look like to enter into someone else’s pain?
  • Question 5: If we truly believe the words of Jesus in Matthew 9:13 how would we live differently?

Digging Deeper:

  • Question 6: What does the following quote from Charles Spurgeon tell us about those who are attitude of those who are merciful? “A child of God feels that, he is himself imperfect, and that he lives with imperfect people; when they act, improperly towards him, he feels it, but at the sometime he also feels, ‘I have been far worse to my God than they have been to me, so I will let it go by.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  • Question 7: Take time to read the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:23-37 and discuss how we can learn to live merciful lives from this story.

Conversation with no Video

  • Question 1: In Matthew 9:13, Jesus says “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.” What do you think this means in our lives?
  • Question 2: Pierre once said that “mercy is entering into someone else pain.” What do you think that means?