by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ecclesiastes 7:1-6   I.         Some statements in the Bible present a paradox – seemingly conflicting ideas that are both true.             A.        Such is present in Matthew 5:4                         1.         To be blessed is to be given cause to be happy.                         2.         To mourn is to be sad II.        Jesus was not talking about every person who…

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by Matthew Bassford “Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda, is he who sings songs to a troubled heart” (Proverbs 25:20). The other day, a friend of mine unburdened himself on Facebook about his struggles with depression. He talked about his confusion and fear and self-hatred.…

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