Sermon Series
  • 1. Declaring Spiritual Bankruptcy

    Contributed on Jul 8, 2006
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    Examination of the first BE-Attitude: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

    PURSUING HAPPINESS : Declaring Spiritual Bankruptcy Matthew 5:1-12 1. This past Tuesday our nation celebrated its 230th year of Independence and one of the most famous phrases in the Declaration of Independence, listed as one of the “unalienable rights of man” is “Life, liberty, and the pursuit ...read more

  • 2. Sharing The Sorrow Of God

    Contributed on Jul 15, 2006
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    Examination of the second BE-Attitude: Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS : Sharing the Sorrow of God Matthew 5:4 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 1. Last Sunday we commenced an 8 week journey through the Beatitudes that will take us up till the end of August. 2. Just a few reminders about this passage which forms the opening statements of Jesus’ Sermon ...read more

  • 3. Strength Under Control

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2006
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    Examination of the third BE-Attitude: Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Strength Under Control Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” James 1:2-8; 19-25 1. Acts 17:6 – in response to Paul and Silas’ preaching of the Gospel and the conversion of numbers of Jews and devout Greeks and many of the city’s leading ...read more

  • 4. Starving For Righteousness

    Contributed on Jul 29, 2006
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    Examination of the fourth BE-Attitude: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Starving for Righteousness Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” Romans 3:9-26 1. You would not be unique if the thought has crossed your mind, of what relevance is this study on the Sermon on the Mount at a ...read more

  • 5. Extending Mercy

    Contributed on Aug 9, 2006
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    Examination of the fifth BE-Attitude: Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Extending Mercy Matthew 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy” Titus 2: 11 – 3:7 1. The Old Testament prophet Micah identifies three essential virtues for living a life pleasing to God. In 6:8 he states: “He has showed you, O man, what is good; and ...read more

  • 6. Beholding God's Face

    Contributed on Aug 12, 2006
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    Examination of the sixth BE-Attitude: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Beholding God’s Face Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” John 1: 1-5; 9-14 1. “The White Pearl Hotel sits on the beautiful Venetian Harbour of Kyrenia on the island of Cyprus. From its balconies and stunning rooftop terrace, you will enjoy ...read more

  • 7. Peacemakers In A World Of Troublemakers

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2006
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    Examination of the seventh BE-Attitude: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Peacemakers in a World of Troublemakers Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” Ephesians 2:1-18 1. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. This be-attitude is probably the most often quoted and well-known ...read more

  • 8. Persecuted For Righteousness

    Contributed on Aug 26, 2006
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    Examination of the eighth BE-Attitude: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Persecuted for Righteousness Matthew 5:10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 10-12 1. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ...read more

  • 9. Salt And Light

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2006
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    Jesus calls us salt and light - simply stating it as a matter of fact and a description of our true identity – Be who you are!

    Salt & Light Matthew 5:13 - 16 1. Beaufort West is a mid-sized, rural, sheep farming town in the center of the Cape Province in South Africa. • One of its claims to fame is that it was the birthplace of the world’s first heart transplant pioneer, Dr. Chris Barnard. • Another claim to fame ...read more

  • 10. Righteousness Par Excellence

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2006
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    What God is after is a love relationship with His people – not legalism.

    RIGHTEOUSNESS PAR EXCELLENCE Matthew 5:17-20 1. I have been an “average person” much of my life. • During my school years, I was an average student in my class. I studied and worked and aimed as high as I could, but I knew there were always those other students who would consistently achieve ...read more

  • 11. Have You Murdered Anyone Lately?

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2006
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    The whole point of the commandment to not commit murder is that human life is absolutely precious because we were made in the image and likeness of Almighty God.

    HAVE YOU MURDERED ANYONE LATELY? Matthew 5:21-26 1. One of the major challenges of preaching through a book of the Bible or extended sections of a book is that you are forced to deal with some of the tougher and more uncomfortable passages of scripture. • It would be so much easier and more ...read more

  • 12. Marriage: God's Good Plan & Satan's Scam

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2006
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    The parameters God gave us for marriage are for our benefit, protection, and soul-satisfying enjoyment. Satan’s Scam is to try and show God is a liar.

    MARRIAGE: GOD’S GOOD PLAN & SATAN’S SCAM Matthew 5:27-32 1. In Genesis 2 we read that after God had created the heavens and the earth and all the living creatures, He formed man out of the dust of the ground and breathed into him the breath of life and man became a living soul. • But while ...read more

  • 13. Integrity: Where Your Word Is Your Bond

    Contributed on Sep 30, 2006
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    Integrity is a reputation of trustworthiness that is built up over a period of time and is proven by our behavior, our conduct both in and out of the limelight, both in the public view as well as when no other human is looking.

    INTEGRITY: WHERE YOUR WORD IS YOUR BOND Matthew 5:33-37 1. `My boy,’ said the businessman to his son, `there are two things that are essential if you are to succeed in business.’ `What are they, Dad? Asked the boy. `Integrity and sagacity.’ `What is integrity?’ `Always, no ...read more

  • 14. Overcomers – Not Victims!

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2006
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    Evil is never overcome by more evil nor by playing into the power and victim games that others would use to entrap us. Evil is only overcome by goodness that lets our abusers know we will remain in control of how we choose to respond

    OVERCOMERS – NOT VICTIMS! Matthew 5:38-48 1. What has been your gut reaction to the recent spate of school shootings we have suffered in Wisconsin, Colorado, and now most recently in the small Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania where 5 little girls where brutally shot to ...read more

  • 15. Motivation: It's The Bottom Line!

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2006
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    Christian disciples seek to live their lives for an audience of ONE. God’s opinion, God’s approval or disapproval is ultimately all that matters. The applause of heaven is the deciding factor in their life.

    MOTIVATION: IT’S THE BOTTOM LINE! Matthew 6:1-18 1. A father wrote a letter to apologize to a certain young man for not allowing him to marry his daughter. The letter went as follows: Dear Marty, I have been unable to sleep since I broke off your engagement to my daughter. Will you ...read more