Praying the Psalms

David prayed: Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy (Psalm 86:1). We are poor and needy and completely dependent upon the God who created us. God delights in answering the prayer of those who turn to him, in acknowledgement their spiritual poverty and need. Listen in as we […]

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Matthew 5:10-12 – Blessed are the Persecuted

Found in Matthew 5:1-12, the beatitudes (from an old latin word meaning blessings) are eight pronouncements of blessing Jesus makes to his disciples. Jesus came as a merciful king to rescue rebels out of the kingdom of darkness into his kingdom of light. These two kingdoms stand in stark contrast to each other. In the […]

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Matthew 5:9 – Blessed are the Peacemakers

Found in Matthew 5:1-12, the beatitudes (from an old latin word meaning blessings) are eight pronouncements of blessing Jesus makes to his disciples. Jesus came as a merciful king to rescue rebels out of the kingdom of darkness into his kingdom of light. These two kingdoms stand in stark contrast to each other. In the […]

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Matthew 5:8 – Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Found in Matthew 5:1-12, the beatitudes (from an old latin word meaning blessings) are eight pronouncements of blessing Jesus makes to his disciples. Jesus came as a merciful king to rescue rebels out of the kingdom of darkness into his kingdom of light. These two kingdoms stand in stark contrast to each other. In the […]

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Matthew 5:7 – Blessed are the Merciful

Found in Matthew 5:1-12, the beatitudes (from an old latin word meaning blessings) are eight pronouncements of blessing Jesus makes to his disciples. Jesus came as a merciful king to rescue rebels out of the kingdom of darkness into his kingdom of light. These two kingdoms stand in stark contrast to each other. In the […]

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Matthew 5:5 – Blessed are the Meek

Found in Matthew 5:1-12, the beatitudes (from an old latin word meaning blessings) are eight pronouncements of blessing Jesus makes to his disciples. Jesus came as a merciful king to rescue rebels out of the kingdom of darkness into his kingdom of light. These two kingdoms stand in stark contrast to each other. In the […]

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Found in Matthew 5:1-12, the beatitudes (from an old latin word meaning blessings) are eight pronouncements of blessing Jesus makes to his disciples. Jesus came as a merciful king to rescue rebels out of the kingdom of darkness into his kingdom of light. These two kingdoms stand in stark contrast to each other. In the […]

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Found in Matthew 5:1-12, the beatitudes (from an old latin word meaning blessings) are eight pronouncements of blessing Jesus makes to his disciples. Jesus came as a merciful king to rescue rebels out of the kingdom of darkness into his kingdom of light. These two kingdoms stand in stark contrast to each other. In the […]

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John 15:1-17 – I AM the True Vine

Who is Jesus? Many people and a variety of faith groups will gladly tell you who they think Jesus is. As we work to explore Jesus’ “I Am” statements in the gospel of John we have one simple goal: Listen to the one voice that matters most. Who does Jesus say that he is?

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