Message: The Incarnation of Good News: HOPE (Luke 10:25-37) – In Jesus Christ, we see “hope” with a human face. And since Jesus is the Incarnation of “hope,” you and I are inspired to be an incarnation of “hope” for those in our neighborhood, i.e., our world of experience.
Message: It’s Good to Say “Thank You” (Psalm 100) – “Thanksgiving” should be more than just one day of celebration; instead, “Thanksgiving” should be a way of living filled with daily actions of worship that express gratitude to our Maker who has given so much to us.
A Journey of Sacred Delight (Matthew 5:1-10) – The Beatitudes share one goal—they invite us to participate in the life and character of God. And what is more—these eight statements of blessing are book-ended by this promise that Jesus made to all who hear his words and put them into practice.
MESSAGE: “Blessed to Be a Blessing” (Matthew 5:13-16) – The “blessings” pronounced in the Beatitudes of Jesus declare this vital truth: We, as followers of Jesus, are now to be the “salt of the earth” and the “light of the world.”
Blessed are those Who are Persecuted 2 (Matthew 5:10-12) Jesus promises a state of happiness to those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness. This promise of Jesus reminds us that he is with us and for us and that there is nothing that can separate us from his love.
Message: “Blessed are Those Who are Persecuted” (Matthew 5:10-12) – Of all the Beatitudes, this is surely the most difficult to hear. Just as the gift of God’s peace enables us to be “peacemakers,” the gift of God’s power enables us to stand firm in the face of persecution.
Message: “Blessed are the Peacemakers” (1 Peter 3:8-12) – In order to be a “peacemaker,” we must seek peace and pursue it. And, according to Jesus, if we are to “see” God, then we must join him in his mission by being “peacemakers” in our world.
Blessed are the Pure in Heart (Psalm 24:1-5) Jesus invites us to see that our hearts are actually “crude” until we meet him face-to-face. We can be purified by his divine life and enter into an experience of life that is filled up with the sacred satisfaction of holy happiness and divine delight.
“Blessed are the Merciful” (Titus 3:3-7) – We all stand in need of God’s “mercy.” And, it is vital to see that mercy and forgiveness walk together hand in hand. To forgive is to extend mercy. To receive mercy is to be forgiven.
“Blessed are Those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness” (Psalm 42:1-2; 63:1-5) Our bodies are made for “hunger” & “thirst” and so are our souls. And just as we eat & drink to take care of our bodies, so our hunger and thirst for righteousness will, according to Jesus, take care of our souls.
Message: “Blessed are the Meek” (Psalm 37:1-9) – Meekness is not weakness. Instead, meekness is divine strength that resides within those who renounce every right of their own and live for the sake of Jesus.