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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…

Potential for Greatness

https://s3.amazonaws.com/flcc/2018/August/8-19-18.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Potential for Greatness Zechariah 4:1-10 Small vs. Great. Discouragement. The mindset of many people. The value of “Small”. Things and people.  Examples from daily living. Examples from Scripture. Recognize the potential for greatness. Do not overlook or underestimate the usefulness and importance of your service to the…

 

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