Sermons on Beatitudes

Beatitudes and Woes From the Upside-Down

12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. 13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: 14 Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, 15 Matthew,…

Hannah’s Story

4 Whenever the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters. 5 But to Hannah he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the LORD had closed her womb. 6 Because the LORD had closed Hannah’s womb,…

Living Waters

3 Jesus left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. 4 Now he had to go through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar… 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. 7 When…

Slapped in the Face

18 Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. 19 For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. 20 But how is it to your…

Greed vs. Blessed are the Merciful

Proverbs 11:24: One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Proverbs 28:22,25: A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him… A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched. Psalm 119:36: Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish…

Gluttony vs. Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted

Prov 23:19-21: Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way. Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags. Matt 11:18-19: For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He has a demon.” The Son of Man came eating…