Kingdom Matters

A study of a section of Jesus’ “sermon on the mount” called the beatitudes.

Series Introduction

A study of a section of Jesus’ “sermon on the mount” called the beatitudes.

Jesus was no stranger to politics, power struggles or jockeying for authority. He knew how the world operated and how the quest for control corrupted people and institutions. In the midst of the struggle, Jesus offered an alternative – the gift of an invitation to a new kingdom. All who accepted would discover a ruler devoted to his citizens, who would never mistreat or abandon them. That invitation is still open to us. This kingdom has a very different set of beliefs, values and behaviors that in many ways seem upside down. In this series, we will study what Jesus tells us about His kingdom and how His followers live.

Blessed are the Humble

Week 1 Message • February 3, 2019 • Rusty Coram

When we truly begin to understand who God is, we find there is no room for arrogance. Being genuinely brokenhearted over our sin against God and others, sets the stage for healing.

Blessed are the Broken

Week 2 Message • February 10, 2019 • Rusty Coram

The first step to the happiness God offers is to recognize that we are spiritually bankrupt and in desperate need of His help.

Blessed are the Gracious and Honorable

Week 3 Message • February 17, 2019 • Rusty Coram

Once we acknowledge our need for the forgiveness and restoration that God offers, we are ready to grow and become living proof of what can only be found in Him.

Baptism Celebrations

February 24, 2019 • Rusty Coram

This weekend we’ll celebrate baptism in all of our services. Why is baptism so important? Because it signifies our inclusion in God’s family. Baptism declares our faith, shares in Christ’s burial and Resurrection, symbolizes our death to our old life and announces our new life in Christ. It publicly announces to the world, “I am not ashamed to be a part of God’s family.” Jesus commanded this beautiful act for all of us. Please join us to hear the powerful stories of those who decided that now is the perfect time to take this next important step in their faith journey.

Blessed are the Intercessors

Week 4 Message • March 3, 2019 • Rusty Coram

Those that truly know God’s love, mercy, forgiveness and hope are blessed when they actively pursue Christ and work to persuade others to come to Him, too.

Blessed are the Troubled

Week 5 Message • March 10, 2019 • Rusty Coram

Jesus says we are blessed when we are targeted for harassment and persecution as a result of our faith and obedience to Him. But even in the hardest of times, we are never alone.