From Pastor Perry

06/08/2017 Matt. 5:4-6

Matthew 5:4–6 (ESV)

The Beatitudes

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.


Today, we have the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th beatitude.  When we hear “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted,” we think of mourning for someone who has died.  This is not what is meant, but Blessed are those who mourn over their sins… their own personal sins, for they shall be comforted.  Jesus love and forgiveness brings comfort to us.

Blessed are the meek.  I think of driving a Ferrari 35 miles per hour instead of letting the beast run.  It is opposite of out of control.  It is restrained and disciplined power.   So those who withhold or restrain from exercising their power… will inherit the earth.

When we hear “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst”… we think of the poor and hungry.  But this is not a hunger for food, but a hunger and thirst for righteousness… for doing what is right and God pleasing.  I remember when I read through the Bible for the first time, I hungered for God’s Word and wanted to keep on studying it.  I still hunger for his Word and hope that you do too.


I pray: O Lord, shape me and mold me according to Your will, not mine.  Amen.

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10.03 | 12:32

"Depart in Peace" What a blessing when the world is so chaotic! Followers of Christ can find their peace in Him.

09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

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