Good morning! Yesterday, Pastor Steve gave his message about Matthew 5:10, the last of the Beatitudes. To listen to this message, simply click the play button on the audio player below. Also included is the Call to Worship and a list of Scriptures referenced in Pastor Steve’s message.
Call to Worship1 Peter 4:12-1912 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has
come on you to test you, as though something strange were
happening to you. 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in
the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his
glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of
Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests
on you. 15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief
or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. 16 However,
if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God
that you bear that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin
with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the
outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And,
“If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”
19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should
commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
Good morning! Pastor Steve continued his series of wonderful messages about the Beatitudes yesterday with a lesson on Matthew 5:9. To listen to this message, simply click play on the audio player below. Also included is the Call to Worship and a list of Scripture references with links to those verses on Bible Gateway for your convenience.
Call to WorshipJohn 14:22-2822 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord,
why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.
My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make
our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not
obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they
belong to the Father who sent me.
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate,
the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will
teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have
said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do
not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be
troubled and do not be afraid.
28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to
you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the
Father, for the Father is greater than I.
Good afternoon! Pastor Steve gave a wonderful message this morning regarding the state of your heart in reference to Matthew 5:8. To listen to this message, simply click play on the audio player below. Also included is the Call to Worship and a list of verses Pastor Steve references in his message. Enjoy!
Call to WorshipPsalm 51:1-101 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Hello! Pastor Steve gave us another wonderful message in his series on the Beatitudes about mercy this week. To listen to this message, simply click play on the audio player below. The Call to Worship and Scripture references (with links to Bible Gateway) are also included.
Call to WorshipPsalm 1461 Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, my soul.
2 I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
3 Do not put your trust in princes,
in human beings, who cannot save.
4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing.
5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
6 He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithful forever.
7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
8 the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10 The Lord reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord.