God’s Mercy Is Just And Loving

Big Truth:

God's Mercy Is Just And Loving

Exodus 34:6-7; Titus 3:4-6; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 John 2:1-2; 4:9-10

Bible Verse:

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 4:10

Big Ideas:

  • God is fully loving and fully just.
  • God offers mercy to those who do not deserve it.
  • At the cross God’s love, mercy, and justice are on full display.
  • God can offer us mercy because Jesus bore the just penalty for our sin.

Bible Story:

Matthew 18:21-35

A king’s servant owed him an enormous debt. The debt was so great, the servant would never be able to repay it. The king chose to forgive the servant his debt out of his mercy. The servant received mercy, but he did not show the same mercy to another servant who owed him money. We have all been shown mercy by God and we should show mercy to others.



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.