Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

GUWG-MournWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the of Jesus.

Jesus began with a provocative look at what it reeeeeally means to be “blessed” with a series of statements known as the Beatitudes.

Here’s today’s selection:

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)

The world says: Pursue happiness.

Jesus says: Blessed are those who mourn.

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

GUWG-Poor-in-SpiritWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the of Jesus.

Jesus began with 141 words that turned the world upside-down: the Beatitudes. We prayed through ‘em yesterday. Today we’ll start digging a little deeper.

Blessed

GUWG-BlessedWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the of Jesus.

Today, we’ll pray through 141 words that literally turned the world on its head: The Beatitudes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

Want to be blessed? Ask the Holy Spirit to burn each and every syllable deeeeep into your soul.

STAY

We continue our 40-day journey deeeep into the of Jesus.

Let me tell you a story …

My wife is a truly wonderful woman. One day in the middle of winter when she was driving down a busy city street, she spotted a dog ambling down the sidewalk. It was shaking and shivering and there was no owner in sight.  After following it for a bit, she opened the car door and it stepped right in.

For weeks she attempted to locate the owner, to no avail. So we adopted him and named him Max.

We soon discovered that Max had a few issues. He was basically blind and deaf. He had vertigo, which meant he tended to wobble and tip over every once in awhile. He had epilepsy, which meant he had frequent seizures. He had colitis, which meant he couldn’t hold his poop. He had a urinary tract problem, which meant he couldn’t hold his pee.

But we loved him.

Go Fish

We continue our 40-day journey deeeep into the of Jesus.

Here we discussed Jesus’ first words. Here we talked about Jesus’ first miracle. Here and here we looked at Jesus’ first message.

Today’s topic? Jesus’ first (and last) words to his disciples.

Think evangelism was important to Jesus? Here were his first words to his disciples:

Jesus’ First Message (Part 2)

We continue our 40-day journey deeeep into the of Jesus.

Monday we discussed Jesus’ first words. Tuesday we talked about Jesus’ first miracle. Yesterday we looked at Jesus’ first message.

It was only eight words.  Here it is:

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near. (Matthew 4:17)

We discussed the first word here. Today we’ll look at the other seven.

Jesus’ First Message

We continue our 40-day journey deeeep into the of Jesus.

Here we discussed Jesus’ first words. Here we talked about Jesus’ first miracle.

Today’s topic? Jesus’ first message.

It was only eight words.  Here it is:

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near. (Matthew 4:17)

Interestingly, Jesus’ cousin John the Baptist started his ministry with those exact same words. (Matthew 3:2)

So, what exactly did Jesus and John mean? Today, we’ll look at the first word. Tomorrow we’ll look at the other seven.