God's Loving-Kindness

Sermon from CCM:City Centre

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This sermon was preached by Hannah Knight at the City Centre site of Christ Church Manchester on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

SERIES

 

This message was part of the ‘SERIES NAME’ series, preached at Christ Church Manchester’s church in Fallowfield in EARLY/MID/LATE YEAR. The full series included the following sermons:

BIBLE VERSES

This sermon was based on Psalm 13.

How Long, O Lord? 

1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, 4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

 

KEY POINTS

GOD’S HESED GIVES US HOPE AND TRANSFORMS THE NOW

  • Hesed is a Hebrew word that can be translated as God’s unfailing love, steadfast love or loving kindness.
  • Psalm 13 is written with reference to the ongoing challenges that we all face in life. 
  • God’s love gives us hope for these circumstances and changes how we live now.

GOD’S HESED INVOLVES PRACTICAL ACTION FOR ANOTHER

  • This is illustrated in the actions of Boaz in the book of Ruth.
  • Boaz ensures Ruth’s safety, redeems Naomi and marries Ruth.
  • All of this was at great cost to himself.

GOD’S HESED IS WHY HE WENT TO THE CROSS IN CHRIST

  • This is the ultimate expression of God’s Hesed love.

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