Opening Worship: “Forgiven” (David Crowder)

“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” — Titus 3:4-7

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” — Micah 6:8 (NIV)

You are saved not by your own works but through the mercy that the Lord has lavished upon you. He desires you to love mercy.

Prayer Prompt: Pray these verses aloud, and praise God for His mercy that is poured out upon you and that you are justified by His grace and grafted into God’s family as an heir to the firm assurance of eternal life. Reflect on Micah 6:8 (one of Pastor JJ’s challenges for 2021). As you have been shown mercy, you are called to love mercy and to walk humbly with the Lord. What does that look like practically in your daily routine?

Additional Scripture: Hosea 6:6 (NIV), Matthew 18:21-35

Journal: Take a few moments to reflect on and note what God is showing you through His Word about Himself and how it applies to you.