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.
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?
Have you ever known someone who held to the letter of the law, but missed the purpose behind it?
Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount provides helpful insight on how to treat others. There are times we need to show mercy to others, rather than follow the letter of the law.
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.
It’s easy to get caught up in the externals, and forget that God is focused on the internal attitudes of our heart.
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?
We all run into disagreements now and again. Whether it’s at home, the workplace, or even in church, it’s helpful to know how to resolve arguments gracefully.
It doesn’t seem fair that those who promote peace can fall under persecution. And yet, it happens time and time again. We’re looking at the beatitude, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake.”
Find out what Jesus meant when He said “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake”
It’s not always easy standing up for what we believe. Especially when the result is persecution.
Let's look at Jesus’ words in Matthew chapter five “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake”
The Bible warns us that life won’t be perfect, even for those who follow God. But few things are more painful than persecution.