Sermons from July 2016

Blessed are the Pure IN HEART

Jesus didn’t say, “Blessed are the pure,” which would speak to perfection. Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart.” This idea points toward purity of intention and motivation instead.  Those whose hearts are pure will see God in what they do and in what is around them. Key Verse: Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the Merciful

“Mercy,” is a child’s game where a person of dominance withholds pain from someone in a weaker position. The kind of mercy that God embodies (and also calls us to display) is much more than withholding punishment like in the game. God’s mercy is rooted in God’s compassionate love, and God calls us to extend…