Preaching Notes: Ray Ortlund, Jr.
Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. is the pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville. For nine years he was Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois before becoming a pastor. Dr. Ortlund is the author of a number of books, including A Passion for God: Prayers and Meditations on the Book of Romans; God's Unfaithful Wife: A Biblical Theology of Spiritual Adultery; and Isaiah: God Saves Sinners in the Preach the Word commentary series. He also wrote the notes on Isaiah for the forthcoming ESV Study Bible.
Dr. Ortlund blogs at Christ Is Deeper Still, and you can also see his sermon transcripts online. His preaching models the mission statement for his church: "To experience and to spread felt union with Christ, glad love for one another and bold witness to our generation."
The below message was preached at Immanuel Church on February 10, 2008, from Matthew 5:8—"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."