Category Archives: Blessed are those who mourn

Are you poor in Spirit?

Jesus described those who will inhabit heaven – the poor in spirit.

But who are the poor in spirit? 

Don’t miss Lloyd-Jones excellent and convicting definition of a person who is poor in spirit! Continue reading

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The grand reversal of every religion

As a hush came over the crowd, Jesus began his Sermon on the Mount. They awaited his words with great expectation and intrigue. Yet who would have expected his first words to be a pronouncement of blessing on the poor … Continue reading

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When faith causes you to doubt

I believe in a God whose love is so great that He is love. I believe in a God who is so powerful that He is all-powerful. But sometimes I struggle to reconcile this world with my belief in such a God. … Continue reading

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Where glory meets my suffering

You can experience the place where the hurt and the Healer collide by meeting with “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles” (II Corinthians 1:3-4). Continue reading

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What Should You Expect?

What should we expect to see in a person’s life if he or she experiences God’s forgiveness and salvation? Continue reading

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Appeal to Joel Osteen — “Love people by teaching them the whole truth”

Listening to Osteen makes me think of the State song of Kansas – ”Oh, give me a home where the Buffalo roam where the Deer and the Antelope play; Where never is heard a discouraging word, And the sky is not clouded all day.”

Who wouldn’t want a life like this? No discouraging words or cloud filled days! Continue reading

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Blessed are the sorrowful?

As quietness came over the crowd, with anticipation they awaited Jesus’ words. But who would have expected his first words to be a blessing on the poor in spirit? Like the opening of the Psalms, Jesus started with a declaration: “Blessed are … Continue reading

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