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Dewey Bertolini's podcast

Sep 30, 2013

Leave it to Jesus to offer a blessing that includes the word “meek,” the word which the noted Bible scholar William Barclay called “the most untranslatable word in the New Testament.”

Dr. Barclay was right. As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, I know of no other statement made by Jesus that has been...

Sep 23, 2013

Jesus pronounced this amazing blessing on His people: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

An amazing blessing to be sure. But is it an empty one? Who of us is actually “pure in heart”? Did not Jeremiah pronounce our hearts “desperately wicked”? Yes, I’m afraid he did.

And who of...

Sep 16, 2013

Did you know that there are nine different Greek words used in the New Testament to refer to grief, sorrow, sadness, mourning? Nine!

As you are about to discover in this PODCAST, there needs to be a variety of words because sadness is such a large part of our daily lives.

If you think about it, the whole of human...

Sep 9, 2013

It is mentioned 611 times in the Bible; 147 times in the book of Psalms -- the prayers, the heartfelt pleas of God’s people as they (we) reach out to Him.

It is the universal cry of the human heart. Down through the millennia of human history, our most precious literature is replete with references to this elusive...

Sep 2, 2013

Have you ever sat back in wonder while beholding a masterpiece?  In this PODCAST, you are about to do just that.

Not my sermon. No, no, no, no, no. We’re talking here about Jesus’ signature sermon.

A masterpiece: You could call it His pièce de résistance, magnum opus, tour de force. (You pick the synonym.)...