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sermons tagged 'blessed'

Blessed Persecution

Matthew 5.10
Aug 30th 2015

When we looked at Matthew5.9 (Blessed are the peacemakers), it was suggested that Jesus wasn't talking about those the world would call nice, easy going, soft, tolerant... "Just let it be, man." But how can be sure that's not what God had in mind in Matthew 5.9?...read >>

blessed, happy, persecuted, persecution, righteousness, suffering
Beatitude, Matthew, Sermon On the Mount

Happy Are Those Who Mourn

Matthew 5.4
Jun 28th 2015

"Happy are those who mourn." Of course! I mean we all love being miserable, right? Isn't it great when those family picnic plans are washed away by a driving rain? Or how about when you lose that precious family heirloom? Or worse still, when you get the call about...read >>

blessed, blessing, comfort, happy, hope, hurt, joy, mourn, pain, sorrow
beatitudes, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

The Big Picture And Beginning The Beatitudes

Matthew 5.3-11
Jun 14th 2015

Today we continue the beginnings of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount. This sermon contains two parts: first, a big picture overview of the whole sermon; and, secondly, a reading & introduction to Jesus' Beatitudes.

Anytime we learn something new, there's always the...read >>

beatitudes, beginning, blessed, character, happy, introduction, Jesus, joy, keys, makarios, perspective, teaching
Beatitudes, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount