Author: George Ortiz

Joy in Community

Living out the Gospel in community can bring us overwhelming joy. When we reflect on the forgiveness of our sins through Christ and the eternal hope we have because of His resurrection, the very...

Saltiness: Matthew 5:3-16

Saltiness: Matthew 5:3-16

In Students this week, we looked at Matthew 5:3-16. This passage covers the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount and more specifically, the Beatitudes which means “blessed sayings.” We had great discussions in...

Glory to God

Glory to God

I often read Pastor Mark’s blog from Mars Hill and came across a recent post titled, 7 things you should know about pride and humility – which I read. One of the things stuck...

Poor in Spirit

Poor in Spirit

I read a passage yesterday in the Gospel of Matthew and it hit me in a way that it never had before. The passage was Matthew 5:3, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for...