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We are going to reflect on words Jesus had to say about having a pure heart. The promise is that those with a pure heart will see God. What does this mean? How does it affect us? And how can it help us take a next step in following Jesus Christ?
Blessed are.. ....the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. (5:3) ....those who mourn: for they will be comforted. (5:4) ....the meek: for they will inherit the earth. (5:5) ....those who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they will be filled. (5:6) ....the merciful: for they will be shown mercy. (5:7) ....the pure in heart: for they will see God. (5:8) ....the peacemakers: for they will be called children of God. (5:9) ....those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (5:10)
May we never find ourselves being respecters of persons, judges of character or hoarders of God’s grace. May we be always dedicated to doing what is just, loving mercy and walking humbly with God.
Rooted in the book of Matthew, we will be learning together what Jesus meant when he said, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled".
Have you experienced the true happiness that comes only through the righteousness of God? Self-righteousness will only leave you feeling empty and inadequate. Experience God’s righteousness and, as God has promised, “you will be filled!”
In his teaching, Jesus makes a series of statements about the "blessed-ness" of various groups of people, including this one: "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth". Strange? Perhaps. But let's lean in and listen to how these words might help us take our next step in following Jesus Christ.
When we surrender all to God, depend upon Him, and look to Him to bring about the changes needed in this world, we become meek vessels that He can fill and use as the Body of Christ in this confused world we live in.
Today we look at the second blessing in Matthew 5: "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." What does Jesus mean when he says we are blessed if we mourn? Is there really good news in the midst of our grief and sorrow?
We kick off a new summer series entitled "Blessed". We will be walking through the words of Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5. In part one, we look at the statement: "Blessed are the poor in spirit,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
As followers of Christ, we mourn oppression and persecution, but we do not need to despair because we know the end of the story. Our personal sin and the sins of our world are certainly a cause for mourning. We mourn over the same things that God mourns over. Our mourning allows us to become a tool in God’s hand to provide the Good News of His salvation through Jesus Christ. We are enabled by God to provide comfort to many who are without hope. God allows us to share His comfort with others just as we have received comfort from Him. Be blessed!