WE TAKE PART IN DIALOGUE

Our Mercy Community gathering includes reflection on and dialogue about a story or text. We believe humans learn best and absorb truth most successfully when some version of self-discovery is used as a learning method. For this reason we embrace a Socratic Learning process.

Rather than lecturing passive listeners, the leader orchestrates an interactive dialogue, allowing participants to draw out understanding from the text and share their thoughts with one another. As propositions and predispositions are openly discussed, the group is challenged to evaluate them against the text. All participants learn to work their questions through to solid, lasting conclusions and, in the process, are shifting their worldview to a more God-centered foundation.

Our Text is the Bible

We believe the narratives, letters, prophetic writings, and poetry of the Bible to be a true and accurate expression of who God is and what he has done in the world. While other writings may be helpful and express some level of truth, we believe the Bible stands alone as the ultimate arbitrator of what is and what should be in our human world. It is not our only springboard for dialogue and discussion, but it is the last word on all issues pertaining to God and human interaction.

The Story

A mainstay of our learning is a series of narratives called The Story. These narratives – about 20 in all – walk participants through the entire Bible Story in a number of months.

Forming our lives around The Story is a key value of Redeeming Mercy Communities.

Read THE STORY here!

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

If the wrongdoer has to do something to merit mercy, then it isn’t mercy.

Tim Keller

By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The difference between humanity and all the rest of creation is that men and woman were made to relate directly with God.

Francis A. Schaeffer

Genuine spiritual knowledge lies in the union of the believer’s life with the truth of God.

Watchman Nee

Humanity cannot live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God!

Jesus, Matthew 4:4

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