It’s that time of year, and if you have family members who are graduating, you will attend the ceremony and listen to the graduation speech. I have listened to many graduation speeches. Most have a standard format and offer words of advice for future success. When my son Mike graduated from Syracuse, a man who was frequently on TV and who made millions in the field of communications gave He offered 10 points as a formula for success in thepoints were acceptable enough, but as I listened disappointed. Only one, perhaps two, were character godly person. But, what can you expect from the world
Jesus offered a formula for happiness (success) that to worldly thinking. It is found in the beatitudes – Matthew12.
♦ Humility – “Blessed are the poor in spirit.”
♦ Tears – “Blessed are they that mourn.”
♦ Meekness – “Blessed are the meek.”
♦ Spiritual appetite – “Blessed are they that hunger after righteousness.”
♦ Mercy – “Blessed are the merciful.”
♦ Purity – “Blessed are the pure in heart.”
♦ Peacemaking – “Blessed are the peacemakers.
♦ Suffering for right – “Blessed are those who arefor righteousness’ sake.”
The world may never place much stock in this Jesus, but Heaven says this is the way to happiness real success. The choice is ours. Do we want success of the world or do we want success in God’s eyes?
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Bruce was born in Warren, Ohio in 1959. His father, Emanuel Daugherty, is a gospel preacher. He married the former Gayle Gleaton of Fairview, Georgia in 1981. He and his wife have two sons: Mike age 28, lives in Chicago, working in the advertising community and Vince, age 25 who is married to Tiffany and teaches high school in Daytona Beach.
Bruce received his B. A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman College in 1981. He received his M. A. in Church History from Harding Graduate School of Religion in 2006.
Bruce served as an associate minister for the Reynoldsburg (Ohio) Church of Christ from 1981-1983. He was a missionary in Cervignano, Italy from 1983-1990. He preached for the Beville Road congregation in Daytona Beach, FL from 1990-2000. He preached for the 10th & Clairmont Church of Christ in Cambridge, Ohio from 2000-2011. In November 2011 he returned to Beville Road to serve as their preacher. He has held gospel meetings in Florida, Ohio, West Virginia, and Tennessee. ,.......more