Sermon Outline

Sermon:  The Power of Mercy
Scripture:  Romans 12:1-2, 3:22-24, 10:2-3 
Teacher:  Dr. Bryan Chapell
Date:  May 15, 2022


Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)
1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 
2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 

I. Make Mercy Your Motivation

Romans 3:22-24 (ESV)
22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 
24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus

II. Make Mercy Your Power

Romans 10:2-3 (ESV)
2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 
3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.


Dr. Bryan Chapell, Ph.D. is Pastor Emeritus of the historic Grace Presbyterian Church and President Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary. He now leads the Administrative Committee of the Presbyterian Church in America. His preaching and teaching are broadcast in many nations through Unlimited Grace Media, and are also available at He is the author of many books, including Unlimited Grace, Each for the Other, Holiness by Grace, Praying Backwards, The Gospel According to Daniel, The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach, and Christ-centered Preaching, a preaching textbook now in multiple editions and many languages. He and his wife, Kathy, have four adult children, and a growing number of grandchildren.