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Health! Wealth! Prosperity!

Health! Wealth! Prosperity! These are the reasons why many people come to Jesus Christ. They pray a prayer and believe that Jesus will take away all of their pain, suffering and financial difficulties. But who is this Jesus that people are coming to? Does He declare that all those who …

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Blessed are those who are persecuted…

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for …

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Blessed are the peacemakers…

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” – Matthew 5:9 The theme of this beatitude is grazed elbows, bloodied noses and torn clothes. This might seem strange, as the beatitude contains the term “peacemaker”. To be a peacemaker, however, means that you have to get …

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Blessed are the pure in heart…

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” ­ - Matthew 5:8 Jesus tells us that the pure in heart are the ones who will see God, yet the Bible has some shocking things to say about the heart: "The heart is deceitful above all things, And …

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Blessed are the Merciful…

“Blessed are the Merciful for they shall receive mercy” – Matthew 5:7 This Beatitude is rather unique as it doesn’t contain as much Gospel application as the rest of the beatitudes, but when you look at it in light of the other beatitudes it explodes with Gospel content and causes …

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Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied – Matthew 5:6 Imagine you are living in the Middle East, listening to the Words of Jesus. You know what it means to have the sun beating down on you all day. You understand what it …

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Blessed are the meek…

“Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth” – Matthew 5:5 “Survival of the fittest”! This is the pathway to success in our world – “You must trample to triumph!” Once again Jesus shocks us with a statement that is so contrary to everything we learn from our …

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Blessed are those who mourn…

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” – Matthew 5:4 People pursue pleasure for happiness all the time. It seems as though every decision people make is to try and increase their happiness – They are obsessed with it. Decisions such as “who I should marry”, “what …

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Blessed are the poor in spirit…

“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven” – Matthew 5:3 In the first beatitude Jesus tell us what the state of mind of those people who belong to the Kingdom of God must be. Jesus begins by telling us that those who are poor …

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Introduction to the Beatitudes

“And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall …

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