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The Beatitudes

The Blessedness of Persecution

https://s3.amazonaws.com/flcc/2018/November/11-4-18.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Blessedness of Persecution Matthew 5:10-12 Why are we persecuted? We are persecuted for being righteous. (Matt 5:10) We are persecuted for the way we live. Some people prefer darkness to light. Christians are the Children of God. (1 Pet 2:9–10) How should we react and respond…

The Blessedness of The Peacemakers

https://s3.amazonaws.com/flcc/2018/October/10-28-18.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Blessedness of The Peacemakers Matthew 5:9 The peace of God. Peace with God can only be found in Christ. (John 16:31-33; Rom 5:1) Peace comes through a knowledge of Christ. (2 Pet 1:2–4) For the Christian, the peace with God will guard your life. (Phil 4:6–9)…

The Blessedness of Mercy 

The Blessedness of Mercy Matthew 5:7 What is Mercy? Mercy and Grace are not the same. Why is Mercy different than Grace? Applying Mercy. Forgiven sinners are merciful. Our Lord is not teaching forgiveness under pressure. A Christian is required to have genuine compassion toward all. Receiving Mercy. The reward comes from God. Yet, the…

The Blessedness of Purity in Heart

https://s3.amazonaws.com/flcc/2018/October/10-14-18.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Blessedness of Purity in Heart Matthew 5:8 What is the heart? This Beatitude does not refer to freedom from impurity, The Greek Word translated “heart” is kardia. The importance of a “good” heart. The heart defines what kind of Christian we truly are. What you try…

The Blessedness of Righteousness

https://s3.amazonaws.com/flcc/2018/September/9-30-18.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Blessedness of Righteousness Matthew 5:6   Hungering and thirsting. What are they? The road to heaven is a difficult and narrow way. (Matt 7:13-14) All people are hungering and thirsting after something. What is Righteousness? What do humans say it is? What does God say it…

The Blessedness of Gentleness

https://s3.amazonaws.com/flcc/2018/September/9-16-18.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Blessedness of Gentleness (Meekness) Matthew 5:5 What is Gentleness/Meekness? English translation. In the synoptic gospels the word praus is only found 3 times. Gentleness is often mistaken. Meekness and gentleness are other words for self-effacement. Who are the gentle or meek that Jesus describes? Old and…

The Blessedness Of Mourning 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/flcc/2018/September/9-9-18.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Blessedness Of Mourning Matthew 5:4 Mourning. Greek Word for “mourning” is pentheo. Mourning is obviously a deep emotion. Mourning over what? Various interpretations. The message of Christ was a message of repentance. (Matt 4:17) So why are the mourners blessed? Yet, blessing does not come to…

The Blessedness of Being Poor in Spirit

https://s3.amazonaws.com/flcc/2018/September/9-2-18.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Blessedness of Being Poor in Spirit Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. What should our attitude be towards ourselves? The world places a great emphasis on self-reliance and self-confidence. Being poor in spirit is not a suppression…

Introduction To The Beatitudes

https://s3.amazonaws.com/flcc/2018/August/8-26-18.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Introduction To The Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-12 (NASB) False conceptions concerning The Sermon on the Mount. Dispensationalists. Liberal theologians and theology. Other popular “Christian” views. The truth of the Sermon on the Mount.    Historical context. First century Judea was filled with many problems: The Jewish Religious Leadership…