In today's sermon we will review the first section of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount.
We begin with a question: "Where does Life in God's Kingdom begin?" If we aren't aligned with King Jesus at the start, by the time He is through with His first section, we...read >>
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...read >>
Only the 'pure in heart' are happy. Ugh! What about the rest of us?
That realization of grief is exactly where the road to 'pure in heart' begins.
We begin with a bit of a summary of where the Master has taken us so far. The terrain of the first three beatitudes...read >>
Are you merciful?
Unless the Lord has graciously walked you through each of the preceding Beatitudes... unless you've seen the depravity of your spirit, your inability to measure up to God's standard or even uphold your own... unless you've mourned the reality of...read >>
"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...read >>
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 >>