Rustin & Jon explore the first two beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. Watch or listen below.
By Thomas Merton
My Lord God,
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself,
and the fact that I think that I am following
your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
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Jon & Rustin continue to build a framework for reading the Sermon on the Mount in this week's conversation. Watch here!
Friday, March 22, 7pm.
Bring the whole family and invite neighbors to Trivia Night! Brent & Peggy Heid are hosting a Zoom Trivia Night with questions for all ages and prizes!
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Welcome to part two of a new conversation about the central teaching of Jesus in Matthew 5-7. Join Jon Bowles and Rustin Smith for more introductory thoughts about the Sermon on the Mount.
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Welcome to a new series exploring the central teaching of Jesus. Join our pastor Rustin Smith and Jon Bowles (pastor @ Beggars Table) for an introductory conversation.
Father, anoint us with your Spirit. As you sent your Son, your Son has sent us; may we embody the presence of your Son in the world, and in our neighborhood. Empower us to live and proclaim your good news in our neighborhood, and in the world.
Let us make our gratitude and our requests known to God.
Let us walk in the way of Jesus by proclaiming with Jesus:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and the regaining of sight to the blind,
to set free those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
Jesus said reminded us that all the earth is God’s when he said, “Freely you have received, so freely give.”
So let us pray:
Father, you are an abundant giver.
There is nothing that I have that you have not given me.
The way of your kingdom is the way of generosity.
Help me to honor you with my resources.
Free me from the deceit of riches.
Lead me on the path of generosity.
For your glory, Lord, for the abundance of my own life and for the sake of others.
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