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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.

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."

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 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.

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.

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Sometimes it seems like only the strong-willed and forceful get things accomplished, that meekness is out of date and won’t work in today’s world.

Jesus’ description of meekness, and why we want to make it a lifestyle Part 23

The dictionary defines the word "meek" as overly submissive, compliant, spiritless, and tame. Doesn’t sound like much of a way to live!

Does everyone who mourns find comfort? Part 22

Jesus said, Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted, but the statement can be misinterpreted if we don’t consider its context. Join the team for an insightful dialogue.

Finding hope for those who grieve the sinful state we’re in Part 21

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!

There’s hope and comfort available to those who mourn Part 20

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.

Why Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount are so relevant! Part 19

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.”

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.”

What Jesus meant by the kingdom of heaven, and what it means for us today Part 17

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.”

The importance of what we do with our feelings Part 16

We’ve all struggled with feelings of inadequacy and inferiority at one time or another. Do we let them draw us closer to God, or keep us wallowing in low self worth?

Discover how humility paves the way to a deep relationship with God Part 15

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.”