The Lord is Compassionate

Apr 11, 2021

We're starting a new series that focuses on the heart of God. While God was delivering the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mt. Sinai, the Israelites were busy building a golden calf (idol) below. After this serious sin, everyone was anxious to find out what God would do.

Would God punish them, reject them, and abandon them forever? Or would he show grace and offer a second chance? It's against this backdrop that we first encounter one of the recurring descriptions of God in the Old Testament:

"And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”

This series will focus on each one of these characteristics of God (one per week):

Compassionate--April 11
Gracious--April 18
Slow to Anger--April 25
Love--May 2
Faithfulness--May 9

We want our church family and community to know that God takes sin seriously, but his heart is full of grace, love, and compassion.