I AM BLESSED!
August 29, 2021 • Pastor Erik Pluemer • Matthew 5:11
Can I be Holy and Happy at the same time? We often think that God wants to ruin our happiness. Let’s admit it, sin is fun or we would not do it, and God is against sin. But does it need to be this way? Jesus tells us that to be blessed is to be happy. In this message Pastor Erik teaches true happiness comes when we experience true holiness with Jesus!
Blessed are the Persecuted!
August 22, 2021 • Josh Carbonell • Matthew 5:10
We don’t really experience persecution in the United States for being a Christian, or do we? Persecution comes in a variety of different ways. In other countries you can lose your life for being a Christian. In the U.S you can lose friends, be insulted, or mocked. The truth is, if you are living for Jesus your life is going to look different than the rest of the world. It can be lonely and hard to be different, especially when we want to fit in. Jesus teaches that the blessed are those who are persecuted on account of me. In this message our worship director asks the question, “if your life does not look different from the rest of the world, then are you really living for Jesus”?
Blessed Are The Peacemakers!
August 15, 2021 • Pastor Erik Pluemer • Matthew 5:9
We all want peace in our lives. Jesus tells us that it is a blessing to be a peacemaker. But how do you experience peace in the midst of chaos? How do you experience peace in the middle of a storm? Blessed are the PeaceMakers for they shall be called the sons of God Matthew 5:9. In this message Pastor Erik Pluemer teaches Jesus offers us inner peace despite our outward circumstances.
Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart!
August 8, 2021 • Elder Daniel Arteta • Matthew 5:8
We all need a heart check at different times in our lives. Jesus tells us that it is a blessing to show love at all times to everyone, but that is not always easy to do. Especially when people take advantage of us. We often want to believe our intentions and the motives in our actions are pure. But are they really? Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see the face of God! MATTHEW 5:8 In this message Daniel Arteta teaches that God wants to give us a brand new heart if we will submit our old one to Him.
Blessed Are The Merciful!
August 1, 2021 • Elder Rolf Strackman • Matthew 5:7
It’s never easy to let go and forgive. Jesus teaches that it is a blessing to show mercy to others, but how is that possible when people have hurt you? It’s impossible to show mercy to others when we don’t know the mercy of God. BLESSED are the merciful for they shall be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7. In this message Rolf Strackman teaches five ways to show mercy to others even when it is difficult.
Blessed Are The Righteous!
July 25, 2021 • Pastor Erik Pluemer • Matthew 5:6
Sometimes it can feel impossible to live out the Christian life. The things we hunger for are not always of God. Jesus tells us it is a blessing for us to hunger and thirst for righteousness, but what do I do when I hunger for other things? BLESSED are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled. MATTHEW 5:6. In this message Pastor Erik teaches that we don’t rely on our own accomplishments, but only on Jesus’ righteousness!
Blessed Are The Meek!
July 18, 2021 • Pastor Chris Cassis • Matthew 5:5
People are not always easy to get along with. Jesus tells us that it is a blessing to be generous to everyone, but how is that possible when I don’t like or care for the person? BLESSED are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. MATTHEW 5:5. In this message Pastor Chris teaches the power of Generosity!
Blessed are the Sad!
July 11, 2021 • Chris Cassis • Matthew 5:4
Blessing and sadness don't seem to go together. In our culture people don't like to feel loss, sadness or pain. Unfortunately sadness is a part of life. If we don't feel sadness it is impossible to be comforted. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted Matthew 5:4. In this message Pastor Chris teaches that God brings comfort to those who are willing to be broken.
Does God Want Me Happy?
June 27, 2021 • Chris Cassis
Does God want me to be happy? In the sermon on the mount we learn eight different ways that God wants to bless us, but these blessings are not what we would expect to hear. In this message Pastor Chris teaches what it truly means to be blessed by God.