Unsensibly Sensible is such a great way to describe Jesus’ teaching. He leads us in such a counterintuitive way. This week, we talk about “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” And at first glimpse, it seems we have found one that makes sense to our natural way of thinking. But once you start thinking about it, it’s not nearly as straightforward as you might think.
Small Group Questions
- What does mercy mean to you? How has someone shown you mercy? How have you shown other people mercy?
- Please read Matthew 5:7 and then Luke 16:19-26. What parts of the story stand out to you? What do you think of the rich man? What do you think of Lazarus?
- How do we tend to think of people who have a lot and keep it all for themselves? How do we naturally think of those who’ve made a mess of their lives?
- How does someone become more merciful? How are you growing in your mercy? Do you believe Jesus would smile when He thinks of the mercy you have shown people? Why or why not?
Download Small Group Questions here.