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How Jesus’ display of strength mixed with meekness is a perfect blend Part 24

Sometimes it seems like only the strong-willed and forceful get things accomplished, that meekness is out of date and won’t work in today’s world.

Meekness is a much stronger character trait than you might think! Part 25

It’s possible to think of meekness as a character flaw, that someone who is meek is merely unable to fight back or stand up for himself.

Discover the incredible promise available when we choose to live out the Beatitudes Part 26

What did Jesus mean when He said, "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth"? Let's continue an in-depth look at the Sermon on the Mount.

Let’s discuss the seeming contradictions in the beatitude, “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth” Part 27

The idea of meekness winning the day doesn’t seem very realistic in our culture. And yet, in God’s kingdom, it’s the meek that will benefit in the long run.

Discover how righteousness is really about having a right relationship Part 28

When we hear the term “righteousness” we often think of rules and regulations, a standard we have to live up to. Let's study the beatitude, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.”

God is interested in our relationships, both with Him, and with others Part 29

Fractured relationships aren’t easy to restore. Perhaps you have a strained relationship with a friend or loved one that needs mending.

Hear how Jesus’ words impact our relationships today Part 30

How’s your relationship with God going these days? Do you proactively seek to spend time with Him?
Let's reflect on the importance of the beatitude, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness."

Discover Jesus’ teaching on righteousness Part 31

When we hear the term "righteousness," so often we think of restrictions, rules, and regulations. But if that’s our perception, we’re really missing out!

What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness? Part 32

When you look over the past year, can you honestly say you’re growing closer to God? Let's look at the Beatitude portion of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

Let’s explore the beatitude that says, “Blessed are the merciful because they shall obtain mercy” Part 33

We talk a lot about grace and mercy in Christian circles. But do we really know what these terms actually mean, and how to express them?

Discover what Jesus meant when he said, “Blessed are the merciful because they shall obtain mercy” Part 34

Have you ever known someone who held to the letter of the law, but missed the purpose behind it?

Let’s look at Matthew chapter five, and find practical tools for your life Part 36

You could interpret this comment from Jesus a number of ways, He said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” Let's look at Matthew chapter five, to discuss this important teaching from Jesus.

What it means to have a pure heart Part 37

What does it mean to have a pure heart? Given our human condition, can we really attain this standard? An encouraging discussion of the beatitude, "Blessed are the pure in heart."

What does it really mean for believers to see God? Part 39

Matthew chapter five says, Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Do we actually lay eyes on Him? And what does that really mean?

What it takes to become a peacemaker Part 40

Do you have a peacemaker in your home or office? Someone who brings people together instead of driving them apart? Let's continue a thought-provoking study on Jesus’ teaching in Matthew chapter five.