God’s Greatest Power: Mercy

Does the story of Jesus speak to our need for healing in today’s world—healing our own hearts, healing our social world, the cosmic healing of the entire universe?

This morning, I presented the fifth in what will be a series of 13 sermons on why we pay attention to Jesus.  This one is called “God’s Greatest Power: Mercy.”

In this sermon, I focus on several biblical texts that speak to healing: Psalm 130 focusing on our own hearts, Isaiah 33 focusing on politics, and Revelation 21 focusing on cosmic transformation. Then I look at the story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man in Luke 5:17-26 and suggest that Jesus shows the core of how God heals: the presence of transformative mercy, God’s greatest power.

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