January 20, 2019
Speaker: Ian Campbell
Through the season of Epiphany we are going to visit the teaching of Jesus called the Beatitudes. These eight “rights and responsibilities” have been called the constitution of the Kingdom of God. We have been talking about the Christian hope as the life after the life after death and we’ll see how these principles are seated in the current dynamics of the Christian life in the world and how they will be seated in the new creation. Along the way we will explore theories on the unfolding of the future events of our world.
Of all the names and titles given to God in the Scriptures perhaps the most heartwarming is in 2 Corinthians 1.3 where the apostle calls Him the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. Comfort is a grand theme in the Old and New Testaments and is featured in the second beatitude: Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. Let’s consider how we are comforted and why in this life and the next.