Matthew 5:11-12, “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad…” The last beatitude!
Blessed are the righteous! For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 The second last beatitude!
“Ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ,”
Craig Groeschel gives his best attempt to describe what ‘it’ is. He lists six qualities that churches display when they have the ‘it’ factor.
How does one rejoice when there seems to be so much pain and hurt in their lives? Peter claims to do so, we look at the bigger picture that includes an eternal inheritance won by Christ for us!
Why are we obedient to God and how is it different than every other religion? Hint: It’s a relationship.
Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
5 beliefs of growing churches: We can do it. We are focused on others outside the church. We live by our principles. We are proactive. We act now, not later!
Sermon Notes From 1 Peter Series Hope in Isolation. We are Elect Exiles!
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 ESV We take heart because Jesus has give us a new heart replace our stone heart!