Everyone has an opinion on the best way to govern a country, and some have even looked to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount for answers to political upheaval. Let's study Jesus’ teachings to the disciples and find it wasn’t intended for use in the political arena.
Opinions vary on what Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount is supposed to mean for us today. Let's look at the common misuses of this teaching.
When Jesus came to earth, He didn’t do things the way people expected. But according to the “Discover the Word” team, Jesus not only set God’s kingdom in motion, He still reigns in our hearts today!
Translating the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into English is a daunting task. Some English words just don’t do the original context justice!
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.”
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.”
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!