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June 19

Understanding God's Anger and Mercy

Delve into the teachings from the Book of Matthew, Chapter 21, which explain the concept of God's righteous anger contrasted with His boundless mercy. Discover how contemporary shifts in cultural values often invert moral standards and the crucial role of believers in upholding divine truths. Reflect on how Jesus demonstrated righteous indignation in the temple and understand that not all anger is sinful. Learn about the instances that kindle God's anger, such as reluctance to follow His calling, chronic complaining, devotions to idols, and spiritual leaders failing to lead. Explore the reassurance that God is slow to anger, abounding in mercy, and that His anger lasts only for a moment compared to His enduring favor. Finally, embrace the good news that God's wrath has been appeased through Christ's sacrifice on the cross. For more insights from Matthew and to join a community that centers on learning and fellowship, resources and service times can be accessed online.

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Cornerstone Connection is the radio ministry of Gary Hamrick, pastor of Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, VA. It is Pastor Gary’s desire to teach God’s Word in a practical, relevant way that reaches listeners with the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ.

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