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Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. – Matthew 5:11 On occasions, I am isolated by people on my job, church and yes, even people in my family. I don’t participate in conversations or any other...read more
When evening had come, He sat down with the twelve. Now as they were eating, He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.” And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and each of them began to say to Him, “Lord, is it I?” He answered and said, “He who dipped...read more
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:10 In a world where being strong enough to take matters in your own hands is the norm, people who have faith and wait on the Lord are seen as foolish and...read more
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9 I am enjoying writing these posts on the Beatitudes. I don’t profess to be a biblical scholar at all. I’m just a big reader and doer of God’s word and I just get inspired to share...read more
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. – Matthew 5:7 Have you ever had an opportunity to really cause someone problems because of something they did or said, but decided that you wouldn’t take any action against them? That’s an example of mercy. Mercy...read more
Whew. It’s been a very busy week. God blessed Sheree and I with a house. We finally closed on Monday after several delays. It seemed the underwriters and loan officers were trying to find reasons to not approve the loan. Then the paperwork got held up. But God...read more
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. – Matthew 5:6 I remember smelling mamma’s cooking and having to wait for what seemed like a lifetime to hear her say; “Wash your hands and come eat.” I remember when I was a little boy...read more
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. – Matthew 5:5 What? You mean those meek, humble, always quiet and forever praying and fasting people are going to inherit the earth one day? But I was always taught in order to have anything, you had to be...read more
When you’re mourning you are in distress over a loved one dying. Maybe your children have become involved in some sort of dangerous behavior. Maybe you are sick and perhaps heard some discomforting news from your doctor. Or. Maybe you’re mourning because you see...read more
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3 A few years ago I was teaching bible study with a youth group at the church I attend. When I read this verse, I was surprised at the reaction I got when I read, “Blessed are the poor in...read more
nor give place to the devil. – Ephesians 4:27 The only way to stop weeds from growing is to pull them up by the root. We have been given an area to take care of. The Lord designated these areas in our homes, schools, churches, jobs, communities and last but certainly...read more
You must not fear them, for the Lord your God Himself fights for you. – Deuteronomy 3:22 Today is Monday. The start of a workweek for most. The start of a week of studies for some. And a start of a week of challenges for all. I want to encourage all of you to...read more
I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me. – John 13:18 It has happened to all of us at some point in our lives. We had a friend who turned out to...read more
I am probably one of the most blessed men in the world. Today I am celebrating my wife, ministry partner, co-founder and second best friend (God is my first), Elsasheree (Sheree) Jordan. I call her my “Ree-Ree.” Sheree is a saved, filled with the Holy...read more
I was thinking about how many times I faced a big problem and didn’t know how I was going to make it through. When I was a teenager, I was faced with getting beat up and I thought there wasn’t a way out of it. As an adult, I put myself in situations that...read more
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised In the city of our God, In His holy mountain. Psalm 48:1 Just want to let you know how great God is. And let God know I think He’s just Awesome. How Great Thou Art by World Outreach Church featuring StikYard from...read more
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. – Psalm 19:14 I wonder how many words we say in a day. We probably would be amazed at how many thoughts run through our mind. And to think...read more
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.– Matthew 6:33 Back in 2014, the year I was saved and delivered out of a life of sin, this was one of my favorite verses. These words of Jesus shined the light on...read more
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