Blessed are those who are Persecuted for Righteousness

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE PERSECUTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS (THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT, PART 8) I) INTRODUCTION TODAY WE ARE CONCLUDING OUR SERIES OF MESSAGES ON THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT FOUND IN MATTHEW. WE ARE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT PERSECUTION, NOT A POPULAR SUBJECT TODAY BUT ONE THAT WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND. THE EXPERIENCE OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANS IS NOT TYPICAL. WE HAVE LED A SHELTERED LIFE. PERSECUTION HAS BEEN THE NORM NOT THE EXCEPTION DOWN THROUGH THE CENTURIES. LET'S SET THE … [Read more...]

Blessed are the Peacemakers

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS (THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT, PART 7) (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) I) INTRODUCTION - CONTINUING ON WITH THE SERIES ON THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT WE COME TO THE SEVENTH INJUNCTION OR BEATITUDE GIVEN BY JESUS IN Matt 5:9: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. NIV. My paraphrase: "Blessed of God are those that desire and work to bring about peace; they will be called the children of God for they do the same things that Jesus did." ONE OF THE … [Read more...]

Blessed are Pure in Heart

BLESSED ARE PURE IN HEART (THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT, PART 6) I) INTRODUCTION - WE ARE CONTINUING ON WITH THE SIXTH MESSAGE IN OUR SERIES ON THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT. Blessed (happy) are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matt 5:8 NIV JESUS DOES NOT SAY BLESSED OR HAPPY ARE THOSE WHO ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS OR THOSE THAT ACQUIRE A VAST AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE OR THOSE WHO ACQUIRE GREAT WEALTH - NO. HE SAID BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE PURE IN HEART, FOR THEY WILL SEE GOD. WHEN MOSES THAT … [Read more...]

Blessed are the Merciful for they will be shown Mercy

BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL FOR THEY WILL BE SHOWN MERCY (THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT, PART 5) I) INTRODUCTION - WE ARE CONTINUING WITH OUR STUDY OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT. THE FIRST FOUR OF THE BEATITUDES RELATE TO OUR DISPOSITION TOWARD GOD: Matt 5:3-6: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness…" … [Read more...]

Blessed are those who Hunger and Thirst After Righteousness

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS (THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT, PART 4) I) INTRODUCTION - THIS MORNING WE ARE CONTINUING ON WITH OUR 4TH MESSAGE ON JESUS SERMON ON THE MOUNT FOUND IN MATTHEW CHAPTER 5. OUR TEXT TODAY IS MATT 5:6: BLESSED (HAPPY) ARE THEY WHICH DO HUNGER AND THIRST AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS: FOR THEY SHALL BE FILLED. (KJV) IT IS INTERESTING HERE THAT JESUS WAS COUCHING THIS BLESSING IN TERMS THAT WE ALL UNDERSTAND: THE URGENCY OF THE SITUATION WHEN OUR … [Read more...]

Blessed are they that Mourn

SERMON ON THE MOUNT (PART 2) BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN (PASTOR LEE JACKSON FFWC) I) INTRODUCTION – WE ARE CONTINUING WITH THE SECOND PART OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT. A MESSAGE THAT JESUS GAVE TO HIS DISCIPLES AND BELIEVERS. THERE WERE OTHERS IN THE CROWD THAT WOULD HEAR WHAT HE SAID BUT WOULD NOT UNDERSTAND FOR THEY DID NOT YET HAVE SPIRITUAL EARS, BUT WERE FOLLOWING CHRIST TO SEE THE MIRACLES AND OUT OF CURIOSITY. THE SECOND SO-CALLED BEATITUDE GIVEN BY JESUS IN THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT … [Read more...]

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

SERMON ON THE MOUNT (PART 1) BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC ) I) INTRODUCTION – TODAY WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN A SERIES OF MESSAGES RELATING TO WHAT IS CALLED THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT GIVEN IN MATTHEW 5. MATTHEW 5:1 – 3) NOW WHEN HE SAW THE CROWDS, HE WENT UP ON A MOUNTAINSIDE AND SAT DOWN. HIS DISCIPLES CAME TO HIM, 2 AND HE BEGAN TO TEACH THEM, SAYING: 3 "BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT, FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. NIV A) JESUS HAD CALLED HIS FIRST … [Read more...]