May a happier you and me enter 2023 as we rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances.
Text: Matthew 5:1-12, 17-20, 48 Summary: Live in the presence of the most blessed Person who ever lived, Jesus Christ, and be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect.
Please turn with me to Matt 5:9-16. During my preaching rotation, we have been covering the Beatitudes, which depict the blessed life of a disciple of Christ, a citizen in the kingdom of God, a born again Christian. During the first week, we covered the 4 personal qualities of a Christian. Last week, we talked […]
Personal: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (v4) The blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the pure in heart, those who are pure in spirit. And lastly, v4– 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. You feel a lack. The kingdom of God has come in part, but it’s […]
Personal: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart (v8) v8 – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” This is connected to being poor in spirit. While the rich in spirit and the rich period have many answers, many options, the poor in spirit don’t have all the answers and they don’t […]
Let’s read Luke’s version of the Beatitude in Luke 6:20-26. Please turn with me to Luke 6:20-26. Luke 6 20 Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who […]