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Find practical guidance for today from Jesus’ teaching to the Pharisees Part 2

It’s good to go to church on Sunday and read our Bible regularly, but when we set these actions up as self-made rules that must be followed, we’ve missed the point. Unravel Jesus’ teaching to the Pharisees in Matthew chapter five.

Jesus’ definition of good, and if it’s ever possible for us to be good enough Part 1

No matter how good our behavior is, it pales in comparison to a holy God! Let's revisit Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

Continuing a fascinating study about Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount Part 44

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.”

Let’s learn about the One who invented peace Part 43

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.”

What does it truly mean to be at peace with God? Part 42

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

Find practical tools for restoring relationships in the Beatitudes Part 41

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 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.

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?

An insightful discussion on what it means to develop a pure heart Part 38

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

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."

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.

Gain insight about when we need to show mercy to others Part 35

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.

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 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?

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."