Marshall Moments

May 2018

May 21

Sermon On The Mount Devotional Blog 10

Sermon On The Mount Devotional Blessed are the Peacemakers Read Matthew 5:1-12 (focusing on vs. 9) (ESV) “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” During the Cold War between the United States, her allies, and the Soviet Union, an arms race existed where each side sought to outdo the...
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May 18

Sermon On The Mount Devotional Blog 9

Sermon On The Mount Devotional Blessed are the Pure in Heart Read Matthew 5:1-12 (focusing on vs. 8) (ESV) “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Of what can we say that something is “pure, really pure? No, I mean spotless!” Your bedroom? Ha, that was meant to be a joke. The kitchen?...
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May 16

Sermon On The Mount Devotional Blog 8

Sermon On The Mount Devotional That Mercy Thing Read Matthew 5:1-12 (focusing on vs. 7) (ESV) “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” I can remember a time, it seems like a long time ago, when one of my children had been caught in a sin and was standing before me awaiting his punishment. This was a common event...
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May 14

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Sermon On The Mount Devotional Filled and Satisfied! Read Matthew 5:1-12 (focusing on vs. 6) (ESV) “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Years ago I watched a movie entitled 127 Hours. This movie starred James Franco who played Aron Ralston, “an adventurous mountain...
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May 12

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Sermon On The Mount Devotional Meekness is Not Weakness Read Matthew 5:1-12 (focusing on vs. 5) (ESV) “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” The town was still and a lonely wind whistled down the street, stirring a cloud of dust and tumbleweed. The saloon door swung open and a solitary figure ambled...
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May 9

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Sermon On The Mount Devotional Blessed Are Those Who Mourn Read Matthew 5:1-12 (focusing on vs. 4) (ESV) “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Have you ever mourned? Not just been sad at a loss but truly, deeply mourned? Ever been to a funeral of a friend or family member? When we lose one that we love...
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May 7

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Sermon On The Mount Devotional The Beggarly Poor Read Matthew 5:1-12 (focusing on vs. 3) (ESV) “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Perhaps you have read the classic book by Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist. There is a well-known scene which has the poor young boy, Oliver, leaving his...
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May 5

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Sermon On The Mount Devotional The Posture of a Rabbi Read Matthew 5:1-12 (focusing on vv. 1-2) (ESV) “Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying…” Do you know any famous people? If you don’t, with whom...
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May 3

Sermon On The Mount Devotional Blog 2

Sermon On The Mount Devotional Soul-Contentedness  Introduction Part 2 Read Matthew 6:5-7:29 One of my favorite movies from the past is Dead Poet’s Society. This movie stars Robin Williams, who played a teacher, John Keating. This educator worked at an all-boys preparatory school, rigorous and demanding. William’s...
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May 1

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Sermon On The Mount Devotional  And So It Begins… Introduction Part 1 Read Matthew 5:1-6:4 What are some of the most famous lines from literature or movies or history, of all time? What are some of the world’s most famous quotes? What comes to mind with these questions? While this may be a somewhat subjective question,...
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