Berlin Immanuel Church gathered on Sunday, 4 February, continuing in series on the Beatitudes with Matthew 5:7. How do we become merciful? Mercy grows up like a fruit that was first planted in the soil of a broken heart, a poor spirit and a soul that hungers and thirsts for the mercy of God. Our mercy for others comes from knowing God’s mercy for us. What does it mean to be merciful? Mercy considers the suffering of a sinner. Mercy sees the misery of the those who suffer as a consequence of sin, feels compassion and is moved to relieve the suffering. The perfect example of mercy and being merciful is God sending his Son into this world. Because there was mercy in him, he saw our misery and even though we sinned against him, he was moved to action. Christ came and dealt with the condition of sin itself and gave us new life, a new heart and new nature.