Blessed are the Persecuted

Jesus spends more words on the last Beatitude than any three of the others put together. Why and how is being persecuted such a cause for happiness?

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(Preaching through the Beatitudes. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on March 12, 2017.)

Blessed are the Peacemakers

What is a peacemaker, and what qualities does such a person possess? Why did Jesus say that such people will be called “sons of God?” And how does making peace impact our personal, public, and church lives?

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(Preaching through the Beatitudes. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on March 5, 2017.)