Contributed on Feb 8, 2010
What does it mean to be poor in Spirit?
Poor in Spirit The Beatitudes – Attitudes to Live By Slide Good Morning. On a visit to the Beethoven museum in Bonn, a young American student became fascinated by the piano on which Beethoven had composed some of his greatest works. She asked the museum guard if she could play a few ...read more
Contributed on Feb 20, 2010
Are there times that we won't find comfort when we mourn and what is Jesus talking about when he says blessed are those who mourn?
Blessed are those who mourn Matthew 5:4 - Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Slide Intro Don’t worry be happy. Put on a happy face. Turn that frown upside down Don’t be so sad. Choose happy. Hope your day is a happy one. Those are sayings you have ...read more
Contributed on Feb 28, 2010
Looks at the fourth beatitude and what it means to be filled, to hunger and thirst and what Jesus means be righteousness
Hungering and Thirsting for Righteousness Matthew 5:6 - Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. What does Jesus mean when he says “they will be filled?” (Matthew 5:6c) What does Jesus mean by “hunger and thirst?” (Matthew ...read more
Contributed on Mar 7, 2010
What is mercy and what does it look like in a believers life.
Blessed are the Merciful Matthew 5:7 – “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. “ Slide Illustration - Napoleon The story is told of a mother who once approached Napoleon asking for a pardon for her son. Napoleon replied that the young man had twice ...read more
Contributed on Mar 28, 2010
Why do we suffer because of Righteousness?
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of Righteousness Matthew 5:10-12 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because ...read more