Chapter # 1 Paragraph # 5 Study # 19
November 21, 2004
Lincolnton, N.C.

<113> Thesis: In the attempt to make sense out of what happens in our lives, we must take the mercy of God into account. Introduction: As we have considered Zacharias' words regarding the purpose of God in driving a great wedge between us and our sins so that there is a vast fixed gulf between us and both the guilt and reality of our sins, we have seen that the Spirit sought, by prophetic utterance, to make sure that the people of God could understand their future in the salvation of God in respect to His creation of this vast fixed gulf. This morning we come to 1:78. In this verse we are told pointedly what is responsible for God's action. So, we are going to look into this business called by the translators "the tender mercy of our God".