Pastor's Sunday Sermon

February 20, 2022

 

 

Addressing our heart issues

1. God comes to the broken, the poor in spirit

2. once we acknowledge our sin we can mourn our old life

3. Humility is a Jesus trait we need to strive for

4. What are you hungering for in your life?

5. Can we truly accept God's mercy if we cannot show mercy ourselves?

6. When you are pure of heart, you can get back up from life's obstacles and continue to love.

7. You cannot find peace without God.

8. The Persecuted: This isn't just physical repercussions for our faith, but is also mental, financial, and emotional risks we take for our faith in the Lord! And our reward for enduring these persecutions is to walk eternally in the paradise of heaven. We only have the opportunity to know Jesus today because of those that have endured in the past. We only have a chance to get to heaven, because of the persecution Jesus faced!

 

Matthew 5:1-12

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
   for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
   for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
   for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
   for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
   for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
   for they will be called children of God.
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 of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

 

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