Thoughts on the Beatitudes (3) - Evan Gear
on July 14th, 2022
Matt. 5:3 — Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.The king, exalted high on the mountain, opens his mouth and, in judgment, speaks hisauthoritative word.What does he say?How does he speak to the gathered mass of humanity? In condemnation? No, but inbenediction. He, like the great high priest emerging from making atonement for thepeople of Israel, lifts his voice to pr...  Read More
Counter-Attack in the War Against Reality
on July 11th, 2022
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Sunday, July 10, 2022
on July 8th, 2022
AM: The Parable of the Prodigal Son (2), Luke 15:25-32 - Tim Shaw PM: Parable of the Dishonest Manager, Luke 16:1-13 - Tim Shaw...  Read More
Thoughts on the Beatitudes (2) - Evan Gear
on July 7th, 2022
Matt. 5:2 — And he opened his mouth and taught them…This verse and its context form a refrain in a children’s song that runs through my headas I read it. I can hear my children sing the words, “he went up on a moutaaa-iin, he satdown, and he opened his mouth…”The emphasis is on that last bit, he opened his mouth. It may seem like a little thing but itis profoundly important. Jesus does not merely ...  Read More
Sunday, July 3, 2022
on July 2nd, 2022
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Thoughts on the Beatitudes (1) - Evan Gear
on June 30th, 2022
WEEK 1 - JUNE 30, 2022Matthew 5:1 — Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down,his disciples came to him.The beatitudes form the introduction to that portion of Matthew traditionally referred to as“The Sermon on the Mount.” It is called that because of this verse. Here we read of thesetting of the scene. This is the context of the whole of the sermon. Jesus seated upon amo...  Read More