There are four things you most need to know about God as a believer. They are repeated together no less than seven times in the Old Testament. Pastor Colin talks about what they are.
Momentum – Vol. 2 (Sermons on the Beatitudes)
The Beatitudes are not telling you how to become a Christian – they tell you what a true Christian looks like. Everyone wants to be blessed. We want to be blessed in life, blessed in death, and blessed in eternity. In the Beatitudes, the Son of God tells us about the life that is blessed and about the people who are blessed. But Jesus does more than just describe a blessed life, He gives us a way to actually pursue it.
See also: Momentum – Vol. 1 (Sermons on the Beatitudes)
From this Series
The Bible tells us that we are to forgive one another as Christ has forgiven us. Does God always forgive? How and when does God forgive? Pastor Colin Smith shows us the Bible’s answers to these questions and more.
Jesus says: “Blessed are the pure in heart.” Does anyone look at this and say, “That’s me!”? At first glance, it sounds impossible! Pastor Colin Smith explains what purity of heart is and what it isn’t.
You believe in a Christ who forgives, but you’re not sure you can believe in a Christ who is able to wash or cleanse you. You have “baggage,” and you cannot imagine ever being changed. Pastor Colin has a challenge for you.
Some people have the idea that purity is something that you have when you’re young, and you lose it when you mess up. But in the Bible, purity is something that you go after. Pastor Colin Smith explains how to pursue purity.
Some Christians are constantly chiding themselves for their lack of progress. Other Christians have never really grasped what God can do for them. Pastor Colin Smith talks about how to find the right balance.
If you pursue the life that God calls you to, what lies ahead for you? What should you expect? Jesus tells us that we will be blessed by God, and we will be persecuted in the world. Pastor Colin Smith explains why.
What does it mean when Jesus says, “Lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven”? He seems to be saying that it is possible to have more rather than less in heaven. Pastor Colin Smith explains that what we do here makes a difference to what we have in heaven. Find out more, today on Unlocking the Bible.
Jesus tells us that the reward of those who are insulted, persecuted, and reviled is very great. That raises an important question: What if I’m not being persecuted? Where does that leave us who are so blessed with the gifts of freedom that we enjoy?
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7 Please open your Bible at Matthew 5:7. We are resuming our series in the Beatitudes, these marvelous words of blessing that come directly from the Son of God. What the Beatitudes Are and How to Use Them The Beatitudes describe the distinguishing marks of a […]
“Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy.” Matthew 5:7 We are looking today at the subject of forgiveness. To forgive a person who has hurt you deeply may be the greatest challenge you ever face and the greatest gift you ever give. We began last week looking at the fifth Beatitude: “Blessed are […]
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 I have prepared the message today with a sense of awe that I hope you will feel as we immerse ourselves in these words of Jesus together. God speaks to us today from his Word about seeing him: “They shall see God!” […]
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 Purity of heart does not mean sinlessness of life. Christians in this world are sinners in the process of recovery. There is growth, there is progress, but there is never perfection in this life. If we say we are without sin, we […]
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9 We come today to the last of the Beatitudes that describe the character of a Christian. There is one more Beatitude, but it speaks about the experience of a Christian, which is to be blessed by God, and persecuted by the world. […]
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9) In a world of conflict, God calls us to reflect his glory by being agents of peace. A peacemaker is a person who has peace and brings peace to others. We saw last time that God is the great peacemaker. He […]
Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. (Matthew 5:11) We come today to the last message in our series on the Beatitudes. Many of you have spoken of how the Lord has been using these Scriptures in your life. I […]
Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven. (Matthew 5:11-12) This morning we began to look at the outcome of persecution. What does Jesus mean when he talks about “blessing” […]