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The Power of a Focused Heart

Mary Lou Redding

Looking to simplify your life? Quiet your mind? Find your unique spiritual gift(s) and make a difference? Turn to the Beatitudes!

Sometimes teachings from well-known biblical passages are so obvious and preached so often that we overlook other helpful, not-so-obvious lessons. The Beatitudes are celebrated as being the template for humble Christian living. Dig deeper and you'll also find practical applications for living a simpler yet more spiritually engaged life, especially in this distraction-heavy and frenzied world.

“…the Beatitudes are not easy sayings we can glibly incorporate in our way of life,” writes Redding. “Like so much of what Jesus said, they invite us to move beyond first impressions and surface meanings. They challenge us to explore.”

Using Jesus' teachings about the kingdom of heaven and how that message spurs us to critically evaluate our priorities, Redding says we must learn to say no to some things to say yes to God.

Study Sessions:

Ch1 Ch2 Ch3 Ch4 Ch5 Ch6 Ch7 Ch8
Men's Group
2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 3/11 3/18 3/25 4/1
Adult Sunday School Rm
2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 3/16 3/23 3/30 4/6
Adult Sunday School Rm
2/19 2/26 3/5 3/12 3/19 3/26 4/2 4/9

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