These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

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Bible Study Guide:

Full of Mercy

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment.


1. James 3:17; Matthew 9:9-13 Based on Jesus’ teaching, describe how his followers ought to exhibit the wisdom of mercy.

2. Matthew 23:23; James 1:27 What mistake can we make in our zeal to serve God? Give examples.

3. Matthew 7:1-5, 15-20 What kind of judgments are we commanded to stop making? What kind of judgments are we asked to make?

4. James 2:12-13; Matthew 18:21-35 After reading James admonition and Jesus’ parable, can you think of current examples of mercy triumphing over judgment? How can we practice small mercies in everyday life?

5. James 3:8-17; Ephesians 4:15 Describe how our words can be either merciful or unmerciful. Discuss how we can learn to "speak the truth in love."

6. Romans 15:13-14; 1:28-29; James 1:5 How do we go about being filled with goodness, mercy and wisdom?


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