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Series: God's Amazing Blessing (Pt 1)

Who doesn’t want to be blessed? What a silly question – of course, we all want to be blessed, right?! Problem is what we mean by blessing … and what God means by blessing can end up being two entirely different things. Jesus said blessed are the poor in spirit, blessed are those who mourn, blessed are the meek, blessed are …He had to be joking right? I mean how can you call that blessing? And come to think of it, who needs that kind of blessing?

So why don’t you join Berni this week, as he takes a look at blessing – from a different perspective.

Episode 1. A Mismatch of Expectations

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In this world, expectations are incredibly important. Because if we have the wrong expectations of someone or something, then it’s pretty much certain that we’re going to be disappointed. So … what do you expect of God? I mean, are you expecting Him to bless you or not? Is He an old man with a […]

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Episode 2. Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

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Sometimes life is cruddy. We feel as though we should be blessed by God, but to be honest, life’s just not like that. And so, we end up asking some questions – like “Where is God?” and “Does He really love me?” Then why try the whole arrogance and self–sufficiency thing – but it turns […]

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Episode 3. Blessed are Those Who Mourn

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You know, when we lose someone or something that we dearly love, a husband, a wife, a parent a child … perhaps even a job or a whole career, it’s natural that we should mourn that loss. In fact, the psychologists tell us that it’s incredibly important that we mourn the loss, for our longer […]

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Episode 4. Blessed are the Meek

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Meekness is not a quality that you hear many people talking about. It’s not a quality that we hold up as one of those things that we admire in other people. In fact, these days, pretty much, we think that meekness is the same as weakness. And yet, Jesus said, “blessed are the meek”. Yeah, […]

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Episode 5. Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst

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I don’t think that there’s a one of us who likes injustice, or evil, or bad behaviour in other people. Am I right? And yet, when it comes to injustice or evil or bad behaviour in us, well, then we tend to cut ourselves a bit more slack than we would if we’d found those […]

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