Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Part 4 of our Series on Mercy & Winner of the "Card of the Week" Announced!

Good Morning!

Today you will find: 

  • Galatians 6:1-2, Micah 6:8, Luke 1:50
  • The Winner of the "Card of the Week" Drawing!
  • Our 4th Section on our 4 Part Series on Mercy         
"Brothers, if a man is trapped in some sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently.  But watch yourself, you may also be tempted.  Carry each other's burden's, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."     Galatians 6:1-2               

Jesus Tells the Parable of the Unforgiving Debtor  Matthew 18:23-25

"Therefore, the kingdom of Heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.  As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.  Since he was not able to pay,  the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

The servant fell on his knees before him.  'Be patient with me,' he begged,  'and
I will pay back everything.'  The servants master took pity on him, canceled  the debt and let him go.

But when the servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii.  He grabbed him and began to choke him.  'Pay back what you owe me!' he demanded.

His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.'

But he refused.  Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.  When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went "and told their master everything that had happened.

Then the master called the servant in.  'You wicked servant,' he said.  'I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.  Shouldn't you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?'  In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

"This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart."

Well, do you see how mercy played a big part in this parable?  Do you have people that you still hold grudges with?  Anyone that you may not want to forgive, but know that you SHOULD forgive?  Go to Jesus, tell him all about it, how you don't want to forgive, but you know that it is a sin, and would He help you through this?  He loves you so much. He will help you.

My Life Application Bible  says this:  "Because God has forgive all our sins, we should not withhold forgiveness from others.  Realizing how completely Christ has forgiven us should produce a free and generous attitude of forgiveness toward others.  When we don't forgive others, we are setting ourselves outside and above Christ's law of love."  Think about that!

Micah 6:8 states this:  "He who has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

"His mercy extends to those who fear Him..." Luke 1:50

Michele G.  thank you for all of the information you have given me for this series.  I appreciate your thoughtfulness.  Good news...I am feeling about 80% better!  Finally!  I go to the doctor tomorrow...and hopefully she will do something, or tell me what to do for that extra 20%!  Having all of these notes on Mercy, has helped me keep this blog going while I was seriously ill.  Thank you.  And, I thank all of you for your prayers for my health and for Dave to find work.  He has!  He started last Wednesday!  So, thank you for all of your prayers. 

 And, Lord, thank you again, for helping Dave find work, where he is surrounded by Christians.  Amen.
Who is this Week's "Winner of the Card of the Week?"
The person's comment that was randomly chosen is...
 Susan Allan!!!!! 

Congratulations, Susan!  All you need to do to win that beautiful card on the side bar which was made and donated by Joan, is email me with your mailing address by Tuesday evening at 8pm.  You will receive the card, which you can write on in the inside, an extra envelope, and postage!  I hope I will hear from you soon!  Please do NOT leave your mailing address in the comment section...but you may leave another comment in make you eligible for next week's drawing!  If for some reason, you do not want the card, just don't send me your mailing address.  I think you will be quite pleased to receive this!

Here is Susan's Comment:

Really pretty, I adore that flower.
Sue xx
November 2, 2010 10:02 AM

Susan, thank you for your lovely comment, and I hope you will visit again. I always suggest everyone read the first post.  Just click on June...and there it is!  How the blog came to be just what it is today!  And, how this is your blog, also!  Perhaps, after you read that, you may want to become a "Google Follower" of the He IS Able blog!

This week's "Card of the Week" is made by the amazingly talented Dawn B. of the "My Stamping Thyme" blog!  Dawn is a fabulous artist with such a talent when she adds color to her cards.  We are very fortunate to have a couple of her cards to give-away, here at  the He IS Able blog.  Right now, she has a card with two beautiful doves on it. It is so wonderful! When you visit her, and I hope you all will.  Please let her know that you came from the He IS Able blog in your comment. We give these cards away because we hope they are being used to fulfill our Mission Statement: 

He IS Able:  "Sharing His Love, His Word, His Gift of Salvation
through Card Give-Aways!"

So, please try to use the cards that you may have won to share about the Love of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  What a blessing that would be!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

p.s.  PLEASE take a minute to read the short message that follows, and please share your thoughts with me about it.  I want to do what you think is best!  I really see this as a community blog!  Your input counts!  Thank you so much.  Traci

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