My teaching notes from Matthew 7

I was privileged to lead my precious Hope Las Vegas ladies' Bible gathering this morning, and thought I might share my notes and the questions for the breakout groups here. We are currently walking through the Gospel of Matthew, one chapter at a time. I did a short recap of the first part of the… Continue reading My teaching notes from Matthew 7

Joy comes in the mo(u)rning

Matthew 5 Mourning is exhausting. The emotional toll it takes seems to be much greater than any physical task. Perhaps it is because physical work has an end in sight and a finished product. But mourning? It feels like wave after wave of grief without end. Mourning is a time when we need to draw… Continue reading Joy comes in the mo(u)rning

Blessed are they who mourn

Matthew 5:5 Mourning is more than sadness. It is the gut-wrenching wail of devastation and loss. It is the same Greek word used is Revelation 18 when Babylon falls and the people realize there is nothing left of the great city. Mourning is the attitude of the prodigal, the repentance of Job, and the cry… Continue reading Blessed are they who mourn