SOM: Blessed are the Meek

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5 Weak and meek are not the same the same thing.  Jesus was anything but weak.  He had power of demons, diseases, and death.  He demonstrated his power over nature by simple use of His voice and when he spoke the people thatContinue reading “SOM: Blessed are the Meek”

SOM: Blessed are they that Mourn

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” -Matthew 5:4 Our society is no longer sick about sin.  Instead, sin many times is glorified and rather than seeking repentance it is celebrated.  Those who feel remorse over sinful thoughts and behaviors are quick to post it on social media because they know theyContinue reading “SOM: Blessed are they that Mourn”

SOM: Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” – Matthew 5:3 Poverty is not something we desire.  Most work against it and the insecurities that it brings.  Still, it does teach us something of immense value.  It teaches us humility before and dependence upon God.  It is those “poor inContinue reading “SOM: Blessed are the Poor in Spirit”

SOM: The Blessed Attitudes

Our attitude towards things has a direct affect on what we go through.  It is because of our attitude that our reaction toward different situations, people, and thoughts will determine how we react and how we react will in turn cause different outcomes.  Making our attitude toward things the root cause of many things thatContinue reading “SOM: The Blessed Attitudes”

Sermon on the Mount: Introduction – The Sermon of the King

I could fill a book with countless lessons and quotes given by my father.  Many were quite interesting.  If you asked me to narrow it down to primary teachings on life, I would still have quite a handful.  That seems to be exactly what Jesus did in his famous sermon on the mount.  It wouldContinue reading “Sermon on the Mount: Introduction – The Sermon of the King”