CONVENTION DAY 4 (Morning Session) Speaker: Bishop T. V. Adelakun
During the sermon of Convention Day 4 (Morning Session), Bishop T. V. Adelakun delved into the topic of mercy, emphasizing that it isn’t determined by a person’s name or status but originates from God.
He proceeded to outline the numerous benefits of mercy found in both the Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament, mercy manifested as:
- Answers to prayers
- Healing and wellness
- Deliverance from death and destruction
- Relief from affliction
- Assured divine assistance
- Guaranteed forgiveness of sins
- Secured favor
- Attainment of lands and properties
In the New Testament, mercy brought about:
- Restoration of sight
- Healing of illnesses and diseases
- Freedom from mental distress
- Overcoming depression
- Cleansing from impurity
Bishop Adelakun concluded by asserting that mercy wields a profound influence, capable of bestowing tremendous blessings upon our lives. He encouraged us to seek mercy from God and extend mercy to others.
How Can We Receive Mercy from God?
There are various avenues to receive mercy from God. Consider these pointers:
- Offer prayers for mercy, beseeching God’s benevolence and aid.
- Immerse yourself in the Bible, which narrates instances of God’s mercy, enabling you to fathom His character and observe His merciful deeds.
- Engage in acts of service, as serving others showcases the love of God and grants you a taste of His mercy.
- Confess your transgressions to God, prompting His forgiveness and mercy.
- Entrust yourself to God’s care, solidifying your faith in His mercy, even amid life’s perplexities.
How Can We Demonstrate Mercy to Others?
Displaying mercy towards others is an expression of divine love. Here are some approaches:
- Radiate kindness and compassion, embodying God’s affection for humanity.
- Extend forgiveness to others, mirroring God’s merciful nature.
- Assist those in need, demonstrating the compassion of God.
- Exercise patience and understanding, reflecting God’s unwavering love.
- Speak words of encouragement, imparting the hope found in God’s promises.
Indeed, mercy holds the power to usher profound blessings into our lives. Let us earnestly seek mercy from God and extend it wholeheartedly to those around us.