Meeting God in the Mourning - John Van Sloten

January 12, 2014

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryWe continue our sermon series on The Beatitudes by focusing on God’s blessing for those who mourn, weep and are broken-hearted.

Blessed are those who mourn,
 for they will be comforted.
Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew 5:4, NIV

“He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to comfort all who mourn.”
The Prophet Isaiah 61:1-2, NIV

“On Jesus’ authority, in deep sadness human beings are in God’s hands more than at any other time.”
Frederick Dale Bruner, Matthew Commentary

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
 for his compassions never fail.”
Lamentations 3:22, NIV

Songs for this service, click to listen/watch.


Holy is the Lord

All who are Thirsty

Just Breathe

Beautiful Things

It is Well With My Soul

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Reading of the Beatitudes

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Matthew 5:3-10,Isaiah 61:1-2,Lamentations 3:22

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