1. Pure in Heart
    17 Nov, 2017
    Pure in Heart
    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 "The church is full of hypocrites." I've heard this complaint countless times. There are times when it's simply a smokescreen for not wanting to deal with one’s own sin.  There are also times when it is a legitimate concern.   Hypocrites are pretenders. They claim one thing, but the reality is something different.  And yes, hypocrites can be found in the church. Unfortunately, in our zeal to uphold the integrity of the church
  2. Purifying Yourself
    28 Nov, 2016
    Purifying Yourself
    Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.  And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.  1 John 3:2-3 Yesterday I preached on Jesus' promise that the pure in heart will see God.  Believe it or not, I left some things out of that sermon that I really wanted to say but for various reasons didn't make it to the final cut.  (I know, I know.  You're