Seeing God with Poor Eyes - John Van Sloten

January 05, 2014

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryWe begin a sermon series on The Beatitudes (Jesus’ introduction to the Sermon on the Mount). This morning’s message will focus on being poor in spirit.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
 for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
 for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
 for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
 for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
 for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
 for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew 5:3-10, NIV

Blessed are you when you are completely reliant, marginalized, have reached bottom, are desperate, have failed and fallen short, have no options and are helpless without God’s help, for God is with you!
JVS paraphrase of Beatitude #1

“I live in the high and holy places, but also with the low-spirited, the spirit-crushed
and what I do is put new spirit in them,
get them up and on their feet again.”
God through the prophet Isaiah 57:15, MSG

Songs for this service, click to listen/watch.


Come Thou Font

The Maker

Deliver Me

You are my Hope

After All (Holy)

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Reading of the Beatitudes

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Isaiah 57:15,Matthew 5:3-10,spirit

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