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Beginning a new series of study in the book of Matthew Part 1

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount represents the heart of much of His teaching, and it’s applicable even today!

A new study on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount Part 2

A lot of people assume they’ll make it into heaven on account of the good they’ve done. Let's discuss the implications of using Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as a measuring stick for life.

Matthew chapter 5 and how it should impact our lives today Part 10

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?

Nuances of the word "blessed," and bringing its richness to light Part 11

Translating the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into English is a daunting task. Some English words just don’t do the original context justice!

A thought-provoking teaching on the Beatitudes Part 12

The Beatitudes start with a rich and complex phrase, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” This concept is far from simple!

Discover the similarities and differences between being poor, and being poor in spirit Part 13

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.

What does the concept “poor in spirit” really mean? Part 14

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.

Discover how humility paves the way to a deep relationship with God Part 15

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.”

What Jesus meant by the kingdom of heaven, and what it means for us today Part 17

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.”

Shedding light on the Beatitudes Part 18

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.”

Why Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount are so relevant! Part 19

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.”

There’s hope and comfort available to those who mourn Part 20

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.

Finding hope for those who grieve the sinful state we’re in Part 21

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!

Does everyone who mourns find comfort? Part 22

Jesus said, Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted, but the statement can be misinterpreted if we don’t consider its context. Join the team for an insightful dialogue.

Jesus’ description of meekness, and why we want to make it a lifestyle Part 23

The dictionary defines the word "meek" as overly submissive, compliant, spiritless, and tame. Doesn’t sound like much of a way to live!