Jesus Wants Us Blessed!
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:3-12 NASB
Charles Spurgeon noted that the last word of the OT is “curse.” (Malachi 4:6) (I know you are going to look that up, right? LOL) He also noted that the first word of Jesus’ first major sermon is “blessed.” (Matthew 5:3)
Over the next several weeks we are going to be looking at what is called the Beatitudes. The word “Beatitudes” means “the blessings.” We are calling this series “The Be Blessed Attitudes.” Click here for a Facebook event page.
We are going to learn about how to walk in the blessing of God. We are going see God challenge us to be humble, hungry, and hard to defeat. God is going to show us how our attitude, actions, and “adversity responses” affect the level of the blessing we walk in. This Sunday we are going to find out that “The Way Up Is Down.”
We love you. Looking forward to seeing you at Evangel North Church Sunday 9 AM & 11 AM, and Wednesday 7 PM.
Pastors John & Erin Carmichael
Evangel North Church – Reaching a region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God.