Stephen J. Binz;
Number of pages: 128
God’s mercy, in both the Old and New Testaments, is the core of biblical revelation and the expression of God’s own heart. God cares deeply about the plight of people and shows deep compassion in their suffering. Again and again, God demonstrates faithful love for the world and calls people to a joyful and abundant life. Our experience of divine mercy encourages and obliges us to become witnesses of mercy ourselves. If God treats us mercifully and forgives us, then we too must forgive and demonstrate works of mercy to one another.
There is a widely- held opinion that the God of the Old Testament is a vengeful and angry God, while the God of the New Testament is a gracious and merciful God. But in reality, both testaments reveal the same God, who is revealed through words and deeds of mercy. This newest addition to the very popular Threshold Bible Study series offers 30 lessons to help individuals and groups “open the door” to the heart of Scripture.