Lessons Learned on the Journey

World Peace vs God’s Shalom

Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God. Matthew 5:9 NIV …

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Purity vs Impurity

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 NIV …

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Mecy vs No Mercy

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7 NIV …

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Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness vs. Satisfaction with Less

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 NIV …

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Meekness vs. Impertinence

Rarely do I hear people talk about the desire for meekness. Rarely do I hear a sermon on meekness. And rarely do I think about it. Yet Jesus tells me, …

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Indifference vs. Mourning

Sometimes when I read scripture, I can hardly believe it. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus says, …

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Pride vs Poverty of Spirit

Back in the early 1990's I spent two years studying The Sermon on the Mount. One could say I am a slow learner or that Jesus’ words take a lifetime to absorb. He communicates issues of the…

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Full of Myself vs Full of God

I desperately want to be a man after God's own heart. Early in the morning with a cup of coffee in hand and my Bible in my lap it all seems so possible. However, sometimes my day begins with…

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My Merit vs God’s Mercy

A battle wages within me...somehow believing that I am good enough for God's acceptance rather than believing that it is only God's mercy that saves me. I don't know why a voice in my…

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My Relevance vs My Reverence

A battle wages within me...my relevance—my strong desire to be cool and accepted by my peers versus my reverence—my desire to please God and bring Him glory in all things. …

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