Mournful, But Forgiven

Last week I began a series of devotions on what we call “The Beatitudes”, based on Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount that’s found in Matthew’s Gospel. This week I want to focus on the second beatitude which says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matt. 5:4). Sorrow and mourning is nothing new. Most of us have...

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Poor, but Rich

Jesus said in Matthew 5:3, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” That’s a strange thing to say, especially in the light of that word, blessed, which means, “happiness, or, happy are you.” Oh, we can identify rather quickly with the word, “poor”, because most of us here on earth are somewhat on the poor side...

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When It’s Least Expected

How many of you watched the game of the year, otherwise known as the “Super Bowl”? It was quite a game, wasn’t it? A nail-biter if ever there was one! Honestly, folks, I thought the Seahawks were going to walk away with it. Every time Tom Brady took the Patriots into the end zone, Russell Wilson marched the Seahawks to do the same. It was kind of...

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