1. The almighty is merciful.
a. clemency, leniency, kind
b. "those who are just must be kind."
c. Everything begins with God's mercy!
2. The Spirit mercifully helps us pray!
a. We don't even know how to pray!
b. The Spirit comes to mercifully help us!
c. "The Spirit comes to aid in our weakness."
3. Out of the little grows much!
a. The Gospel is like a mustard seed. It starts small but grows larger.
b. The same goes for sin.
c. God is merciful and patiently waiting.
d. We can trust in God's mercy, even in small ways, it will grow to big things.
e. Like yeast, it will work its way into all of your life.
f. As we prayed in the opening prayer:
Show favor, O Lord, to your servants
and mercifully increase the gifts of your grace,
that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity,
they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands.