Friday, December 29, 2006

Sermon on Canvas: The Kingdom of Heaven

This is The Kingdom of Heaven by Evelyn De Morgan.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Matthew 5:3-12

The Kingdom of Heaven is a land of promise. We shall not be bent over in anguish, for the Lord will wipe away every tear. We will not be blind, but live in truth. We will not be chained down by the forces of sin, but freed into righteousness.

Now we may look up to our Lord. Now we may ascend his mountain of holiness. Now we may sing praises with the angels. Now we may fly to the inheritance of our Savior!

And we live in this Kingdom today. Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

1 comment:

Sally said...

beautiful John

Peace and blessings for 2007