Beatitudes

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February 25, 2018 The Beatitudes – Blessed Are the Persecuted

by fccshelbyville

Today, someone, somewhere in the world, will lose their life. It will not be as a result of hunger or disease. It won’t be a result of their age or infirmity. The loss of life will result from religious persecution. This morning we complete our series of messages on the Beatitudes, as we talk about […]

February 18, 2018 The Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers

by fccshelbyville

Today we continue our series of messages on the Beatitudes, with a message on the seventh beatitude – blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Considering the events of the past week I would say that the timing of this beatitude is certainly, well, timely. I would say that except […]

February 4, 2018 The Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Merciful

by fccshelbyville

For five weeks now we have been studying the Beatitudes, one of the greatest and most beautiful passages, I believe, in all of the Scriptures. The Beatitudes are not only one of the greatest and most beautiful passages, they are also one of the most challenging of passages, especially when we dig in deeper and […]

January 21, 2018 The Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Meek

by fccshelbyville

If I were to ask you to list adjectives that you would be pleased to have attached to your name, what would you say? Perhaps you might say kind, loving, compassionate, smart, or funny. There are any number of other adjectives you might choose, but I would feel very confident in guessing that meek would […]

January 14, 2018 The Beatitudes: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

by fccshelbyville

Listening to the radio last week I heard the song Alone Again, Naturally, by Gilbert O’Sullivan several times. If you are from my era you probably remember the song, which is a nice, catchy, bouncy song, at least musically. Lyrically, it is very depressing, and includes the following lines. Would you like me to sing […]

January 7, 2018 The Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Poor In Spirit

by fccshelbyville

Today we begin a new series of messages, based on the Beatitudes. The Beautitudes are a section of Scripture that I was surprised to realize I have not used as a series of messages. Outside of a couple of sermons with the context of the Sermon On the Mount, I have not preached on the […]