God Provides Mercy And Grace

Big Truth:

God Provides Mercy And Grace

Psalm 86:15; Micah 7:18-19; 2 Corinthians 5:18-6:1; Ephesians 2:1-5; Titus 3:3-7; 1 Peter 1:3-5

Bible Verse:

But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

Big Ideas:

  • Mercy is God not giving us the punishment we do deserve.
  • Grace is God choosing to lavish on us gifts we do not deserve.
  • God can show us mercy and grace because of Jesus.

Bible Story:

2 Samuel 9

David sought to show kindness to any of Saul’s descendants because of Saul’s son, Jonathan. Jonathan had been a faithful friend to David and even though Saul did not deserve to have his descendants blessed by David, David showed grace and mercy to them just as God shows us grace and mercy by sending Jesus to pay our sin debt.



Thankfully, God does not just leave us in the broken world, but is repairing the brokenness through His Son. From the very beginning of time, God promised He would fix creation, and He kept His promise by sending Jesus to rescue us from our sin. Jesus came to live on the earth and willingly died on the cross so that sin’s power over creation would be broken forever.

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Every child should know that:

  • God provides mercy and grace through Jesus
  • Mercy is when God does not give us what we deserve; grace is when God gives us what we do not deserve

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Every child should:

  • Give thanks because God is merciful and gracious to us.

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Every child should feel:

  • Awe at God’s goodness in His mercy and grace to us.

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Every child should want:

  • To accept God’s gifts of mercy and grace that He extends to us through Jesus.