Sermons tagged with ‘beatitudes’

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“Blessed are the Hated…” Matthew 5:10-12

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“Blessed are the Hated” (click above to listen; right click to download) Persecution- the systematic and organized effort to oppress and harass Christians, is unavoidable if one is a serious follower of Jesus.  Enduring persecution is also genuine proof that someone is a committed disciple of Jesus Christ.  This message explains the reason and reality […]

“Blessed are the meek…” Matthew 5:5

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“Blessed are the Meek” (click to listen, right click to download) Who wants to be known as meek?  It doesn’t seem to be a desirable quality at first glance. By contrast, “Just Do It” ; “No Fear” ; “Live Strong”; and “That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” are some of the phrases people […]

“Blessed are the Merciful…” Matthew 5:7

“Blessed are the merciful…” The culture we live in craves revenge.  Some might say, “Revenge is sweet.” But the scriptures teach the opposite of revenge: “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” (Proverbs 19:11)  So if a follower of Jesus seeks to be merciful, does he or she simply […]

“The Poor in Spirit”- Matthew 5:3

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“The Poor in Spirit”- Matthew 4:23-5:3 (click to listen, right click to download) “And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying:”   These words begin Jesus’  most famous sermon or teaching, the Sermon on the Mount.  His ministry had various aspects: teaching in the synagogues, healing people, casting out demons, and proclaiming the good news […]