Click Here to listen to the message… “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial…” (James 1:12) We all face trials in life. When we do, it is like we are at a crossroads…we have a choice of which direction to take in the face of temptation or trials. The direction we choose can lead … More Crossroads


Click Here to listen to the message… James begins his “How To” manual for the life we’ve been created to live with what appears to be some insanity. However, when we study what James is saying we find that a life of transcendent happiness beyond care, labor, and death (the “blessed” life…the “Makarios” life) is … More Dokimion


Click Here to listen to the message… After Jesus lays out His 8 beatitudes of how to live the new life He came so that we might live, He follows up with a challenge and a call for all those who follow Him to be salt and light in this world. Unfortunately, we had technical … More Light

The Persecuted

Click Here to listen to the message… It is no accident that Jesus moves from “Blessed are the peacemakers…” to “Blessed are those who are persecuted.” However hard we may try to make peace with some people, they refuse to live at peace with us. These are the standards of conduct in the beatitudes… Be … More The Persecuted

The Peacemakers

Click Here to listen to the message… To best live this “New Creation” that Christ came to usher in, we first need to have a correct attitude toward God & be in right relationship with Him. Once we have that, then we can begin to enter into right relationship with each other. In His Sermon … More The Peacemakers

The Merciful…

Click Here to listen to the message… In the 1st 4 beatitudes, Jesus laid out what our attitude is to be before God. Now, as we move into the 5th beatitude, He is laying out for us how we are to live in relationship with each other. “Blessed are the merciful…” raises the standard; the … More The Merciful…

The Meek…

Click Here to listen to the message… Many of us have a negative perception of the word, “Meek.” Too many people correlate the words “weak” and “meek.” However, there must be more to this word than we realize because Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Jesus even described himself … More The Meek…