We come to the next beatitude, “blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Here we discover the reality of Christian life – that though our burdens are lifted by the cross, we still mourn. And we mourn over the remaining sin in our lives, the sin all around us and the sin that so destroys. What does this look like, and how is it often faked? This will be our topic as we look at [esvignore]Matthew 5:4[/esvignore]. Our outline is simple:
- What is it to mourn?
- You cannot have comfort without mourning
- Fake sorrow
- False joy
- A Simple Takeaway
Public reading: [esvignore]Matthew 19:16-22[/esvignore]; Benediction: [esvignore]1 Cor 15:58[/esvignore]