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Are You Preparing For a Life-Time Marriage?

Jerry Daley spoke this message to Grace Church in Southern Pines, North Carolina on the 21st of May, 2016.  If you’re preparing for a successful marriage, working on your existing marriage, or if you’re a pastor who is counseling couples, this message is for you!

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Beatitudes, Discipleship, Excerpts

Joy: Finding Victory in Suffering

  “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness…. 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…” (Matthew 5:10-12)   Jesus invited His first disciples to simply follow…

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Beatitudes, Discipleship, Excerpts

Peacemaking: Stepping Into Your Mission

  “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9)   What percentage of the time would you say that you live in a state of internal peace? If you’re like me, that question challenges deeply.  

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Beatitudes, Discipleship, Excerpts

Purity: Finding Your True Heart

  “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8)   We can glimpse God’s beauty in nature and sometimes in people, but overall the history of man has been less than pure and beautiful. The tragic story told in Genesis 3-11 seems to be a…

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Beatitudes, Discipleship, Excerpts

Compassion: Receiving the Ability to Care

  “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy” (Matthew 5:7). I told a friend recently that I’m a recovering Type-A. What I mean by this is that compassion is not my natural default! I’m visionary, motivated, task-oriented, and determined… but I’m not naturally sensitive and caring. When that…

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Beatitudes, Discipleship, Excerpts

Satisfaction: The Surprise Blessing of Character

  “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6). Jesus seems to have the habit of surprising us. We crave one thing, and He comes along and says, “No, no; don’t crave that. Let Me show you what to crave because this…

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