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What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness?

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”

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”

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

Gain insight about when we need to show mercy to others

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.

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

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

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."

An insightful discussion on what it means to develop a pure heart

It’s easy to get caught up in the externals, and forget that God is focused on the internal attitudes of our heart.

What does it really mean for believers to see God?

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

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.

Find practical tools for restoring relationships in the Beatitudes

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.

What does it truly mean to be at peace with God?

The gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of peace to all mankind. But can you honestly say you know God’s peace?

Let’s learn about the One who invented peace

Are you a peacemaker? Do you work to bring people together when disagreement arises? Let's look at the context of the beatitude, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.”

Continuing a fascinating study about Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

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.