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06 November 2011

Sermon: All Saints’ Sunday (Gospel)

6 November AD 2011

Sermon Theme: Blessed Are You

Summary: “Blessed are you,” Jesus tells His disciples. We, likewise, are blessed by Him. We don’t have to wait to become blessed, nor must we make ourselves “blessable.” The same Word that creates the blessings makes us into hungering, thirsting, merciful, peacemaking saints.

Our Savior not only died for our sins but He also lived a perfect life in order to grant us its benefits and blessings. We don’t have to wait to become saints and heirs of eternal life; these gifts belong to all who believe in Him.

All Saints' DayText: Seeing the crowds, [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “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 meek, 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 are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Matthew 5:1-12

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear the MP3 of Blessed Are You, preached to the saints of God at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waverly, Missouri.

Other Readings: Psalm 149; Revelation 7:(2-8) 9-17; 1 John 3:1-3

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