Happiness in the beatitudes (B Harper)

Brian_Harper 3 cutout smallerWords for Life for 12Jun16 was by Rev Brian Harper of Noble Park Evangelical Baptist Church here in Melbourne. His talk is entitled “The happiness of the poor in spirit”. It is based on the beatitudes of Jesus. It goes for 5 minutes.

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A prayer for help (Psalm 5)

The Psalmist calls to God to hear him. God despises violence. (Program Songs of Hope 2016 06 12, Psalm 5 v 1 to 7)

Psalm 5:1-7

1 Listen, Lord, as I pray!
Pay attention when I groan.

2 You are my King and my God.
Answer my cry for help
because I pray to you.

3 Each morning you listen
to my prayer,
as I bring my requests to you
and wait for your reply.

4 You are not the kind of God
who is pleased with evil.
Sinners can’t stay with you.

5 No one who boasts can stand
in your presence, Lord,
and you hate evil people.

6 You destroy every liar,
and you despise violence
and deceit.

7 Because of your great mercy,
I come to your house, Lord,
and I am filled with wonder
as I bow down
to worship
at your holy temple.

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