We're so glad you've chosen to attend our online Sunday church service. We recommend starting with the first YouTube video for the adult Bible class message from Ed Hughlett Sr., and then clicking on down through the worship, special music from Barry Ward and the pre-sermon Memorial Day video. We plan to make Pastor Hughlett's live-recorded session available later in the day on Sunday.
Adult Bible Class--Ed Hughlett Sr.
Ed Hughlett Sr. bring this week's message about life's power. We are currently going through the book of Philippians.
Worship Service--Larry, Kim & Joan
Pre-Sermon Video--Memorial Day
Sunday Sermon--Pastor Ed Hughlett
The essential difference between being “poor in spirit” and being “meek,” is that “poor in spirit” focuses on our sinfulness, whereas “meekness” focuses on God’s power, authority and holiness. And we surrender.
As we sincerely mourn in sorrow over our sinfulness we are naturally broken and willing to submit to His Holiness; His direction; His leading because He alone is worthy to lead.
You see, meekness is not weakness; it is surrender; it is the horse in its strength broken and made useful when it "submits to the hand." In our case, the hand of God.
We again can see logical sequence and progression in the Beatitudes. Being poor in spirit causes us to turn away from ourselves in mourning, and meekness causes us to turn toward God in seeking His righteousness with a desire to do His will.