“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
Now Elizabeth’s full time came for her to be delivered, and she brought forth a son. 58 When her neighbors and relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her, they rejoiced with her. So it was, on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him by the name of his father, Zacharias. His mother answered and said, “No; he shall be called John.” But they said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who is called by this name.” So they made signs to his father—what he would have him called. And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, saying, “His name is John.” So they all marveled. 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, praising God.
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The joy of the Lord is a gift from God. It doesn’t come from you doing something for the Lord, but when you understand what he has done for you. The gospel of Jesus is truly good news and it applies specifically to you. Christ saved you, cleansed you, and made you holy. Let the joy of this good news be your strength when you are feeling condemned, defeated or fearful. Once you fully grasp this, nothing will stop you from sharing the joy-filled good news of Jesus with others!Download MP3 Download MP4
What do you do when you feel like God has let you down? Pastor Tim explains what happens when you are angry and confused at God, and why you must fight for your relationship with the Lord.
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If we are going to amount to anything we must learn how to pray and be set apart for God. When you choose to live for God, the evidence of His Spirit will be upon you and will work through your life. The plan of God is sure, the promise of God is true. In order to oppose the plan that God has for your life your enemies have to be able to oppose God Himself. Remember what the Lord did with you and remember that He will never leave you or forsake you.