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Blessed Are the Persecuted

Pastor Rick McKinniss - November 20, 2016
Series: The Beatitudes
Passage: Passage: Matthew 5:10-12 | Acts 14:22
Overview:
What does Jesus say to encourage those who experience persecution and those who encounter resistance to their commitment to follow Jesus?

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Pastor Rick McKinniss - November 13, 2016
Series: The Beatitudes
Passage: Passage: Matthew 5:9 | Matthew 5:43-45
Overview:
Bringing peace from heaven to earth is central to Jesus' ministry. What is this peace and what is "peacemaking?" How do we walk as followers of Jesus in making peace in a world rife with division and strife?

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Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Pastor Rick McKinniss - November 6, 2016
Series: The Beatitudes
Passage: Passage: Matthew 5:8 | Psalm 24:1-5
Overview:
What does Jesus mean by the "pure in heart"? How does this beatitude declare good news? What does it mean to "see God"?

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Blessed Are the Merciful

Pastor Rick McKinniss - October 30, 2016
Series: The Beatitudes
Passage: Passage: Matthew 5:7 | Mathew 6:12
Overview:
Jesus "turns the corner in the Beatitudes and begins to speak of the fruit of the operation of mercy in the lives of those who receive mercy from God. He calls us to keep the flow of mercy flowing from God to us, and through us to those who have hurt us or sinned against us.

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Blessed Are the Hungry and Thirsty

Pastor Rick McKinniss - October 23, 2016
Series: The Beatitudes
Passage: Passage: Matthew 5:6 | Psalm 71:1-2 | Psalm 71:15-16
Overview:
The key to this beatitude is the understanding of what Jesus means by his use of the term "righteousness." The righteousness that Jesus speaks of is God's righteousness; i.e. fulfilling his promises to his people. This saving activity by God is what we long for and what makes us whole.

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