"Call On the Mercy of God"
And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; and wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. But if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. —Mark9:17,18,22
In this passage a man brought his son to Jesus' disciples asking them to deliver his son from seizures. After the disciples' unsuccessful attempt to help the boy, they took him to Jesus. Then the father said to Jesus, "Your disciples couldn't do anything. If You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us." The man called on the compassion—or the mercy—of God. In other words, He called on the very nature of God. God is the God of mercy; He's the God of compassion. In Matthew 20:30, two blind men cried out, "Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David." The disciples and the people in the crowd tried to quiet them down, but they kept crying, "Have mercy on us, O Lord…." Jesus didn't say, "Do you want your healing?" He just asked, "What would you have Me do?" You see, the blind men in Matthew 20 and the father in Mark 9 called on God's nature. So Jesus responded, "I'm at your disposal. Whatever you need is yours because you've called on the nature of God. I'm here to meet your needs." And He's ready to meet your needs as well.
My Confession: My God is full of mercy and compassion. I call upon His compassion and mercy and by faith receive my healing.
Please read these scriptures (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; Psalm 103:3; Matthew 4:23, 8:3. Revelation 22:6.
Week # 11: Weekly prayer:
Father God, we come to You with praises in our hearts today, we thank You for Your grace and mercy today. You are an awesome God! We love You, Lord. We stand in agreement for Your will to be done in our life, just as it is said in "The Lord's Prayer." Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in US, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. As the Christmas season come, Lord, help all of us to remember that You are the Reason for the Season. Bless our Nation, all our leaders, both natural and spiritual too. We stand with Israel as they stand for You, Lord. Open their eyes to see You right now in Jesus' mighty Name. We are reminded as said in Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23 "God is with us" Immanuel, Thank You, Lord. Amen.
Week # 11: Quiz:
1.) A woman begged Jesus to heal her demon-possessed daughter and Jesus said to her, "Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs." Why did he say this to her?
A). The woman was his neighbor and they had a squabble going.
B). The woman owned a lot of dogs, which had made the child sick.
C). The woman reminded him of a dog.
D). The woman was a gentile.
2.) What was wrong with the man whom Jesus asked, "What do you want me to do for you?"
A). He was blind.
B). He was deaf.
C). He was paralyzed.
D). He was demon-possessed.
3.) How many lepers were in the group that Jesus healed and told to go and show themselves to the priests?
Scripture Reading For this lesson Mark 5
A). Seven years
B). Twelve years
C). Eighteen years
D). Thirty-eight years
According to this study: Questions
1). What is God's mercy?
2). Have you ever experienced God's mercy?
3). When they called on Jesus, what was they calling on?
4). Explain the compassion in Mark 9:17, 18, 22.