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SOUND WORDS, SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

Perspectives of the Cross There were various perspectives of the ones who saw Jesus crucified. How could they all be seeing the same thing and yet their views be different? Let’s look briefly at some of them. 1. The Roman soldiers saw a man that they had been given the job of crucifying. They saw a Jew that was hated by his fellow countrymen, but so what? That meant nothing to them. They were indifferent to Jesus’ plight. They had…
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SOUND WORDS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

Perspectives of the Cross There were various perspectives of the ones who saw Jesus crucified. How could they all be seeing the same thing and yet their views be different? Let’s look briefly at some of them. 1. The Roman soldiers saw a man that they had been given the job of crucifying. They saw a Jew that was hated by his fellow countrymen, but so what? That meant nothing to them. They were indifferent to Jesus’ plight. They had…
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SOUND WORDS, SEPTEMBER 13, 2020

The Persecuted The Beatitudes are divine blessings pronounced on those of godly character.  These attributes are required for those who wish to enter the kingdom of heaven. The eighth and final of these blessings is prescribed for “the persecuted.” Matthew 5:10 NKJV  Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. What form does persecution take and how may the godly endure it? Unlike the previous Beatitudes, Jesus goes on to elaborate. Matthew…
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SOUND WORDS, September 6, 2020

The Peacemakers The Beatitudes are divine blessings pronounced on those of godly character.  These attributes are required for those who wish to enter the kingdom of heaven. The seventh of these blessings is prescribed for “the peacemakers.” Matthew 5:9 NKJV Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. To be a peacemaker provides a pathway to a relationship with God. In what way are godly people to be peacemakers? To the Jew, peace offerings represented more…
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SOUND WORDS, AUGUST 30, 2020

The Pure in Heart The Beatitudes are divine blessings pronounced on those of godly character.  These attributes are required for those who wish to enter the kingdom of heaven. The sixth of these blessings is prescribed for “the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8 NKJV Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. How does one remain pure in heart and in what way will the pure in heart see God? David recognized that only those pure in…
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SOUND WORDS, AUGUST 23, 2020

The Merciful The Beatitudes are divine blessings pronounced on those of godly character.  These attributes are required for those who wish to enter the kingdom of heaven. The fifth of these blessings is prescribed for “the merciful.” Matthew 5:7 (NKJV) Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. What is mercy and why is it important to God? Moses recognized mercy as an integral part of God’s character. Mercy is the attribute of God that allows mankind to escape…

SOUND WORDS, AUGUST 16, 2020

Those Who Hunger and Thirst The Beatitudes are divine blessings pronounced on those of godly character.  These attributes are required for those who wish to enter the kingdom of heaven. The fourth of these blessings is prescribed for “those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.” Matthew 5:6 (NKJV) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Hunger and thirst are the most basic of human needs. Mankind instinctively seeks out food and water to…
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SOUND WORDS, AUGUST 9, 2020

The Meek The Beatitudes are divine blessings pronounced on those of godly character.  These attributes are required for those who wish to enter the kingdom of heaven. The third of these blessings is prescribed for “the meek”. Matthew 5:5 (NKJV) 5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.  In the case of this beatitude, we have a better understanding of the attribute. However, the blessing is a bit obscure. Jesus quotes directly from Psalm 37:11, a psalm…
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