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We welcome guest pastor Phil Reinders this morning. Together we'll look at these words spoken by Jesus: "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
The world is the kingdom of Satan and his angels, and he has done a great job of reversing the godly things into something carnal. Let us all commit to being faithful to God and His Word and be peacemakers, acknowledging that persecution by the world brings us blessing in the Kingdom of Heaven
Jesus said "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." What did he mean? What are the implications for us? And do we have the courage to be people who pursue peace?
Peace is made possible through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That’s how God established it. May we all commit to becoming God’s people of peace; first by experiencing it, then by sharing it – First with others, then with the nations, and always with God.
We are going to reflect on words Jesus had to say about having a pure heart. The promise is that those with a pure heart will see God. What does this mean? How does it affect us? And how can it help us take a next step in following Jesus Christ?
Blessed are.. ....the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. (5:3) ....those who mourn: for they will be comforted. (5:4) ....the meek: for they will inherit the earth. (5:5) ....those who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they will be filled. (5:6) ....the merciful: for they will be shown mercy. (5:7) ....the pure in heart: for they will see God. (5:8) ....the peacemakers: for they will be called children of God. (5:9) ....those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (5:10)
May we never find ourselves being respecters of persons, judges of character or hoarders of God’s grace. May we be always dedicated to doing what is just, loving mercy and walking humbly with God.
Rooted in the book of Matthew, we will be learning together what Jesus meant when he said, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled".
Have you experienced the true happiness that comes only through the righteousness of God? Self-righteousness will only leave you feeling empty and inadequate. Experience God’s righteousness and, as God has promised, “you will be filled!”
In his teaching, Jesus makes a series of statements about the "blessed-ness" of various groups of people, including this one: "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth". Strange? Perhaps. But let's lean in and listen to how these words might help us take our next step in following Jesus Christ.