Tag: beatitudes

Blessed : When you lay down your power and live God’s Kingdom every day (A series on the Beatitudes)

  “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me…. Read More

Blessed : When you work for justice and peace (A series on the Beatitudes)

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9 Peacemaker = One who reconciles quarrels A Peacemaker therefore, is one who works to restore friendly relations between family-members, between friends, between enemies, between… Read More

Blessed : When your focus is on your heart, not performance (A series on the Beatitudes)

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8 There are all kinds of things that are described as “pure.” Pure water. Pure nectar. Pure innocence. To be pure, something has to be completely… Read More

Blessed : When humility leads you to mercy (A series on the Beatitudes)

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7 Mercy = Compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. I’ve been thinking a lot about Mercy this… Read More

Blessed: when you endure patiently (A series on the Beatitudes)

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 As I processed this Beatitude early one weekday morning, the first thought that came to my mind was, “Meek is weak.” What does the word “meek”… Read More

Blessed. When You’re at the end of your rope. (A series on The Beatitudes)

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 NIV Monday morning I sat down in my chair. She greets me on weekday mornings, me with coffee in hand, heart open, book,… Read More

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