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Posts from October 2016

On Christian Virtue Part 9

The Obstacles to Being Merciful By Pastor Don Strand The fifth beatitude; the blessing that comes from the Father to those who are in Christ, is for those who are merciful.  We learned last week that Jesus defines the ‘merciful’ as those who develop a quality of helpful compassion, a quality of sympathetic interest and activity for those who are suffering because…

On Christian Virtue Part 8

Jesus shifts His focus By Pastor Don Strand The Beatitudes can be a problem for people and for many churches.  Today there are many churches that are, what Michael Horton has termed, the “happy-clappy” variety.  The characteristic of Happy-clappy churches is their relentless stream of feel good, positive messages.  God is a God of love.  He feels sad when bad things happen…

On Christian Virtue Part 7

The Importance of Imputation By Pastor Don Strand Matthew 5:6 says ““Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” and,  But to get the full effect of Jesus’ words, I need to give you a small bit of Greek grammar.  Stay with me here for the discussion is worthwhile.  I said last week that God blesses…