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The world at large identifies Christians in terms of what we are against, rather than what and Who we are for. When the ministry of Jesus and his gospel is so inclusive, why is it that so many churches make it so hard to be a part of his kingdom?
The kingdom of God is not experienced passively - at a distance. It does not come with observation. The kingdom of God is in session! Are you involved?
In this fifth and last sermon in our series on the beatitudes, we ponder why we would ever be persecuted for "righteousness sake" and why a Christ follower experiences inner peace and joy while being persecuted.
Keeping in mind that these eight fruits of God's favor are descriptive of what he does rather than prescriptions for what we must produce via our own hard work, we'll take a closer look at how God empowers us to be pure in heart and to become peacemakers.
As we ponder what it means to be blessed by hungering and thirsting for righteousness and being merciful, we remember that these be-attitudes are God's gift, his handiwork, lived in our lives by and through Jesus.
We continue our series on the beatitudes by considering what it means to be blessed and by studying the beatitudes/blessings of mourning and of being meek.
Join us for this first sermon in our five-part series about the beatitudes. This message will discuss the blessing of being "poor in spirit" and provide an overview of all eight blessings that form the introduction to Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.
The road, path or way we walk is a symbol of our commitment to the direction we are headed and evidence of our thanksgiving to Jesus who invites us to walk with him.
The riches and treasures of God's grace arrive in amazing and miraculous ways in our lives, often coming from something that seems to have little or no value. God is in the recycling business! https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR433.mp3
As Christ-followers, when we give our best in the face of overwhelming odds, we are assured that because of Christ we might be destroyed but never defeated. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR432.mp3
A dinner in Jesus' honor is sandwiched between the death and resurrection of Lazarus and Jesus. With the smell of death in the air, Mary, Lazarus' sister, pours out an extravagant act of love.
One of the great travesties and tragedies of modern Christendom is the idea that Christianity means having your best life, in terms of health and wealth, now. When Jeremiah complained about his fiery trials, God told him that he hadn't run with the horses yet.