Spiritual Gift of Mercy

Mercy (Rom. 12:8; Luke 5:1213)

Definition:
The spiritual gift of Mercy is the supernatural ability to empathize and comfort those are mourning or suffering, and to be used as an agent of healing and restoration.

Description:
People who are graced with the gift of Mercy comfort people who are hurting and nurse them back to strength and hope in Christ.

Example from the Scripture:
The most familiar passage in the Scripture that deals with mercy is the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37). The Scripture also mentions Dorcas as someone who was known to possess this gift (Acts 9:36).

When this gift is present:
When the gift of Mercy is active in a local church people who are walking through difficult times are comforted in real and tangible way.

When this gift is absent:
When the gift of Mercy is not present in a local church those who are suffering or going through a difficult time in life will struggle to find someone who will walk with them.

In the Life of Jesus:
During Jesus’ ministry the Scripture tells us that he was moved with great compassion for the crowds that followed him. (Matthew 14:14) (Mark 6:34)

Do you have the spiritual gift of Mercy?

* Do you feel drawn to befriend those who are in are in difficult situations in life?
* Do you feel energized by helping people who are suffering?
* Are you deeply moved with compassion for those that are going through a struggle in life?
* Take our free spiritual gift test

Practical ways to implement and develop the spiritual gift of Mercy:
* Ask your pastor to put you in touch with those who are grieving or walking through a difficult time in life.
* Spend time praying that God would strengthen this gifting.
* Check out our Bible Studies on spiritual gifts.
* Check out our videos and interviews.
* Sign up for our email list.

Ministry opportunities:
* Compassion ministry
* Advocacy
* Counseling
* Prepare food for sick and needy

Where do I go from here?
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