Tag Archives: Matthew 5

Is this your story?

I used a story this morning to summarize a series on the beatitudes. I hope it is your story too. Continue reading

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Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness (pt. 2)

If we are going to be consistent with the description in the Beatitudes, the person who does not demonstrate this hunger and thirst is either not a Christian at all or has accepted abnormality and mediocrity in his walk with God. Continue reading

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Are you merciful?

An in-depth and practical look at mercy. Continue reading

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The amazing sequence in the beatitudes

Does it not follow inevitably that my attitude towards everybody else must be completely and entirely changed? Continue reading

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The grand reversal of every religion

We naturally resist the teaching of Jesus. But Jesus led his audience immediately to the grace of God. It was like saying that heaven is reserved for those who know they don’t qualify. Continue reading

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