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Ever Been Stung?

When she was about two years old, our oldest daughter picked up a bumblebee that was on her swing set. She held it in the palm of her hand and even kissed it! It all happened so quickly that I knocked the bee out of her hand and grabbed her up. Nobody wants anything like that to happen to their babies! Especially when you know what it feels like to get stung. You avoid that as best you can. Oh beloved, when it comes to being stung, you know about it. You’ve experienced the sting of rejection, the bite of betrayal …

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Mercy: The Cross

  Definition of Mercy: not getting what you deserve   God’s mercy required a cross. Receiving God’s Word Do you need God’s mercy? “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Romans 3: 23 Why do you need God’s mercy? “For the wages of sin is death, and the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6: 23 How did God show mercy? “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” Romans 5: 8 What is my part …