SOM: Blessed are the Merciful

“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” Matthew 5:7 The first four beatitudes look towards God, the next four toward people.  These discuss virtues which mark the godly as blessed in their interactions with others.  We all come across those with a heightened sense of spiritual connection to God but behave poorly towardsContinue reading “SOM: Blessed are the Merciful”

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”

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”

Washing the Saint’s Feet

Some do and some don’t.  That is the observance of washing one another’s feet.  I’m not going to make a distinction of whether you should or shouldn’t but just that this is a very positive experience that we are told of by Jesus.  He says in John 13:17, “If ye know these things, happy areContinue reading “Washing the Saint’s Feet”