Living Upside Down: Blessed are Those Who Mourn

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MATTHEW 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

In light of God performing an overwhelming work of grace in our lives, we are more sensitive to the part that our sin played in His death. “If we say, ‘We have no sin,’ we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us…If we say, ‘we have not sinned,’ we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:8, 10). Ask God to be specific in revealing what sins you need to see, confess and repent of in your life. Continue reading

Why I love taking people to Israel

I can come up with a lot of answers to this question I received recently, but to put it simply: its discipleship. If you’ve heard of MERGE at Mobberly, you’ll recognize this sequence: Discovery, Ownership and Leadership. Discipling others includes each of these steps. For followers of Jesus Christ, discovering new facets of the Christian life is almost a common occurrence through reading His Word, trusting His leadership, gleaning from others in the faith and experiencing His grace in the surprises and challenges we face. There is no better way to make these discoveries than while walking and worshipping in the footsteps of Jesus.

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Resources on the End Times

  • Why do you think Jesus decided to leave the world for a time and then return, rather than staying on earth after His resurrection and preaching the gospel throughout the whole world, Himself?
  • Do you eagerly long for Christ’s return?
  • Do you ever think about the day you stand before Jesus and He will judge your works?
  • Have you ever decided not to tackle a long-term project because you believe Christ’s return is near?
  • Is Hell a literal fire?
  • Is Heaven just a really long church service?

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