If you’ve attended church for any length of time, you’ve likely heard mention of the Beatitudes. But what does that term really mean? And why are these words from Jesus so important?
Translating the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into English is a daunting task. Some English words just don’t do the original context justice!
Let's look at the beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, and discuss the similarities and differences between being poor and being poor in spirit. Hear about this important distinction.
When you hear the phrase, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” you may be left with a few lingering questions. What does it really mean? And does it even apply to us today? Let's answer these key questions.
The deeper we go into a relationship with God, the more we see how profoundly we need Him! Let's look at the beatitude, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.”
In Jesus’ teaching known as the Sermon on the Mount he began by saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
When we’re in the process of mourning, whether for a loved one or perhaps the loss of a dream, it’s not easy to see the blessings of God. And yet, in Matthew chapter 5, Jesus says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
We all go through periods of mourning, whether it’s the loss of a loved one, or the pain of a broken relationship. Let's reflect on the passage, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
We all want to say the right thing to someone who’s dealing with the loss of a loved one. We’ll learn that our presence means more than well-intentioned words.
There’s a lot of suffering and heartache in the world. And if we focus on its brokenness for too long, it’s easy to lose heart. Let's study the beatitude, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." No, the world isn’t a perfect place, but there is hope!
The dictionary defines the word "meek" as overly submissive, compliant, spiritless, and tame. Doesn’t sound like much of a way to live!