Sep 1, 2019
SUMMER IN THE SON: Happy are the Persecuted
The beatitudes of Jesus teach us that living a life that honors Him will  result in persecution, and that persecution of this nature is an honor and a joy.  This clearly goes counter to everything we know and believe in the flesh.  It is only with the aid of God that we will be able to embrace this kind of suffering with joy and experience the kind of happiness Jesus speaks of.
 
~Matthew 5:10-12
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  • Sep 1, 2019SUMMER IN THE SON: Happy are the Persecuted
    Sep 1, 2019
    SUMMER IN THE SON: Happy are the Persecuted
    The beatitudes of Jesus teach us that living a life that honors Him will  result in persecution, and that persecution of this nature is an honor and a joy.  This clearly goes counter to everything we know and believe in the flesh.  It is only with the aid of God that we will be able to embrace this kind of suffering with joy and experience the kind of happiness Jesus speaks of.
     
    ~Matthew 5:10-12
  • Aug 18, 2019SUMMER IN THE SON: Happy are the Pure-Hearted
    Aug 18, 2019
    SUMMER IN THE SON: Happy are the Pure-Hearted
    Why is it that some people can see certain things and others cannot?  For example, you may be familiar with the fascinating, 3-D drawings called "Magic Eye" images.  Some can see them while others cannot.  Another examples would be the world of color.  Some people see colors clearly, others cannot.  Why is it that some people can see God, or the evidence of God while others cannot.  Jesus gives us the answer.  He makes it clear that it is an issue of the heart.
     
    ~Matthe2 5:8
  • Aug 11, 2019SUMMER IN THE SON: Happy are the MERCIFUL
    Aug 11, 2019
    SUMMER IN THE SON: Happy are the MERCIFUL
    Here on earth we often here the cry for justice.  "I just want justice," we say.  The reality is, that our greatest need is for mercy, for each of us is a sinner.  Those who truly understand this will freely extend mercy to others.  When we do, the appreciation for the mercy we have received deepens all the more in eternal happiness.
  • Jul 21, 2019SUMMER IN THE SON: Happy are the Mournful
    Jul 21, 2019
    SUMMER IN THE SON: Happy are the Mournful
    We do not usually associate mourning with happiness, but Jesus did.  We need to discover why.  Does all mourning lead to happiness?  If not, what did Jesus mean?
  • Jul 14, 2019SUMMER IN THE SON: Happy are the Poor in Spirit
    Jul 14, 2019
    SUMMER IN THE SON: Happy are the Poor in Spirit
    Everyone wants to be happy.  The problem is that most of tend to look in all the wrong places.  Jesus tells us the pathway to true happiness.  It is not at all what most of us would think.  The first step is an accurate view of one's self in light of who God is.  Jesus calls this, being "poor in spirit."
     
    Matthew 5:3