The Second Sunday after Christmas


    The Second Sunday after Christmas | January 3rd, 2021

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    Micah 7:14-20

    Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock that is your inheritance, the flock which dwells by itself in a forest, in the middle of fertile pastureland. Let them graze in Bashan and Gilead as in days of old. 15 As I did in the days you came out from the land of Egypt, I will show you wonderful miracles. 16 The nations will see and be ashamed of their lack of strength. They will place their hand over their mouth. Their ears will be deaf. 17 They will lick up dust like a snake, like the things that creep on the earth. They will come from their hiding places, shaking with fear. They will come trembling to the Lord our God, and they will be afraid in your presence. 18 Who is a God like you, who forgives guilt, and who passes over the rebellion of the survivors from his inheritance? He does not hold onto his anger forever. He delights in showing mercy. 19 He will have compassion on us again. He will overcome our guilty deeds. You will throw all their sins into the depths of the sea. 20 You will give truth to Jacob and mercy to Abraham, as you swore to our fathers from days of old.

    The Rare Resoluteness of our Merciful God

    I. His Gracious Nature was Witnessed in the Past

    II. Our Infidelity Incapacitates Us Today

    III. Yet Our Future is Full of His Forgiveness and Mercy