Blessed are the Meek

November 6, 2017

Sermon on Matthew 5:5, "Blessed are the Meek, for they shall inherit the earth", for All Saints' Day. What does it mean to be meek? Is meekness weakness, or something else? How was Christ meek, and how are we to be meek? What are the promises to the meek, and where are they rooted in the Old Testament? What is indicated about the future "new heavens and new earth?" 


Blessed are the Peacemakers

November 7, 2016

Sermon on Matthew 5:9, for All Saints' Day, about the beatitude, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." Why is peacemaking a characteristic of God? What does this mean, and what is Jesus' role in making peace? How do we carry on Jesus' peacemaking mission? What are some challenges of making peace, and some practical advice from the Scripture?


Blessed are the persecuted and insulted

April 21, 2014

Sermon on Matthew 5:10-12, the last two beatitudes, for Good Friday. A sermon about the persecution and insults Jesus bore, and how the Christian life is cross-shaped. 


Blessed are the peacemakers

April 18, 2014

Sermon on Matthew 5:9, for Maundy Thursday, about being peacemakers and seeking reconciliation and forgiveness, as God has done for us in Christ Jesus. 


Blessed are the pure in heart

April 10, 2014

Sermon on Matthew 5:8, the 6th Beatitude, for the 6th Midweek Service in Lent, about how can we be pure in heart and see God? 


Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

March 27, 2014

Sermon on Matthew 5:6, Beatitude 4 for Lent Midweek 4. What are spiritual hunger and thirst, and how is it filled in Christ? 


Blessed are those who mourn

March 13, 2014

Sermon on Matthew 5:4, for Lent 2 Midweek, part 2 of the series on the Beatitudes as a Christ-colored lens by which we view our Christian life. 


Blessed are the poor in spirit

March 6, 2014

Sermon on Matthew 5:3, for Ash Wednesday. The first in a sermon series on the Beatitudes as "Christ-colored glasses" through which we see the Christian life.


Blessed Are…!

November 4, 2013

Sermon on Matthew 5:1-12, for All Saints' Day, on the Beatitudes. An overview of the Beatitudes and how they speak of the blessings that are upon believers in Christ Jesus.