Icebreaker: Discipline is not always easy. Share a time when you’re ready disciplined in a creative way.
Read Matthew 5:7
How would you describe mercy? Why does mercy lead to blessing? When have you received mercy from others? Share a time when you had an opportunity to be merciful.
Read Zechariah 7:9-10
What does the Lord command the people to do in this passage? What is the Lord concerned with extending mercy to the vulnerable? In this passage justice is not only concerned with punishment, it is about righting wrongs. How can we be people who do justice and love mercy?
How can we pray for each other this week?