Sermons from June 2007

Sermons from June 2007

The Path to Joy, Part 2

The Beatitudes are eight attitudes that Jesus tells us that mark the path of life, the path of meaning, and the path of joy. These are attitudes that are the birthright of God’s people, those who have been changed by God’s grace. These are not attitudes that we can manufacture on our own, but they are attitudes that come to us as a result of our faith in Jesus and His dynamic work in our lives. Have you ever wondered…

The Path to Joy, Part 1

This, perhaps, is Jesus’ most famous sermon and it begins with words that are some of His most famous words: The Beatitudes. I encourage you and challenge you, as we make our way through The Sermon on the Mount, to memorize The Sermon on the Mount. God will bless you as you memorize His Word. Hannah Whitall Smith authored a book entitled The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life. Someone once said to Hannah Smith, “You Christians seem to have…

Persevering in the Faith

Two weeks ago, deep sea explorers mined what now appears to be the richest ship wreck treasure in all history. The company named “Odyssey Marine Exploration” brought home seventeen tons of colonial-era silver and gold from the Atlantis Ocean. An estimated five hundred thousand pieces were carried in plastic buckets from the wreck site. The estimated worth of this find exceeds $500,000,000, a sum that is unimaginable for most of us. This must have been an incredibly joyful time in…