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"Charitable Judgments" by Bob Donohue
Date: 2018-09-30
Text: Matt. 25:31-46
Series: Mercy Ministry
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2018-09-30 • Bob Donohue • Matthew 25:31-46
The thread that has tied together our messages in this series is that in the gospel, God does mercy ministries to us. In unfathomable divine compassion, Jesus Christ condescends, takes on our poverty and filthiness — of which we are perpetrators — and cleanses, heals, feeds, adopts, and makes us whole. That is the foundation, motivation, and summation/doctrine of mercy ministries in your Bible.

[Therefore] it is not “do to others as you would have them do to you”, but “do to others as has been done to you”. We will only move out from ourselves to relieve the suffering of others physically and spiritually to the degree that we are aware of and affected by the love of God in Christ that has been freely bestowed upon us in our misery.

1. The Son of Man Shepherd-King-Judge

Daniel 7:13-14

2. Mercy to My Siblings is Mercy to Me (spoken by Jesus)

Our care for the needy proves that we are either of His flock, or fatally presuming that we are.

Grace precedes the good deeds that Jesus describes. Notice Jesus’ words in v.34, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”

3. Hell is for Those Who Are Hard Towards Others