Sermon Series
  • 1. The Poor In Spirit

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 14,052 views

    The Beatitudes: Building Blocks to Be Like Jesus #1

    In Matthew 5 Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount with what we have called the beatitudes . What are the beatitudes and how do they apply to the Christian life? Over the next several weeks we’re going to take a closer look at these paradoxical statements of joy. Why would I call the ...read more

  • 2. Those Who Morn

    Contributed on Feb 23, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,494 views

    The Beatitudes: Building Blocks to Be Like Jesus #2

    Americans don’t like to be unhappy. “Grey skies are going to clear up; put on a happy face.” We often live in an illusion denying reality. Jay Lenno gets paid to make people laugh. Could you imagine Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, or Dan Rather starting the evening news with the band playing, ...read more

  • 3. The Meek

    Contributed on Feb 23, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
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    The Beatitudes: Building Blocks to Be Like Jesus #3

    ✎ A professional football team was preparing for the annual draft. As the coaches talked about possible picks the head coach was asked, “What kind of player are we looking for? Do we want the guy that gets knocked downs and gets back up, the guy that gets knocked down at gets up and gets ...read more

  • 4. Hunger And Thirst For Righteousness

    Contributed on Feb 23, 2004
    based on 40 ratings
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    The Beatitudes: Building Blocks to Be Like Jesus #4

    ✎ Americans love to eat! Annually we spend over 4 trillion dollars on food (yes that was T trillion). About five percent of our food money goes for snacks; that’s a mere 20 billion dollars each year (amazing how our pocket change adds up). The proof of Americas love affair with food is in ...read more

  • 5. The Merciful

    Contributed on Mar 28, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
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    The Beatitudes: Building Blocks to Be Like Jesus #5

    ✎ One of my favorite comics is Peanuts. One winter evening Linus sticks his head out the door and calls to his sister Lucy, “Mom said to tell you it’s time to come in.” Standing next to her snowman Lucy says, “Rats.” As she turns to go in she says, “Goodnight friend, I’ll see you in the ...read more

  • 6. The Pure In Heart

    Contributed on Mar 28, 2004
    based on 70 ratings
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    The Beatitudes: Building Blocks to Be Like Jesus #6

    ✎ Your heart will have beat an average of 122,400 times every day. None of us want our heart to ask for a vacation or take a day off; we don’t even want to give it a short “coffee break” to skip a few beats. Doctors understand the heart is critically important to our physical well-being; it ...read more

  • 7. The Peacemakers

    Contributed on Mar 28, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
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    The Beatitudes: Building Blocks to be Like Jesus #7

    Does any one remember Larry, Curly and Mo, perhaps better known as “The Three Stooges?” These three pioneers of TV comedy would make many folks laugh at their crazy antics and mischievous tricks. Bonking heads together, fingers poked in the eyes, pliers twisting the nose, or a slap to the face ...read more

  • 8. Those Who Are Persecuted

    Contributed on Mar 28, 2004
    based on 116 ratings
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    The Beatitudes: Building Blocks to Be Like Jesus # 8

    Thousands filled the coliseum to see the lions. When the lions entered the arena a deafening roar comes from the wild fans gathered to watch the event. The lions are undefeated. No one has been able to tame this lions’ team, or stand up to them. The crowd knows this day will be no different. ...read more