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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…

 

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