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The Flood Gates of Regeneration: Matthew 5:12-13

The Flood Gates of Regeneration: Matthew 5:12-13 ““12) You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. “13) You are the light of the world. […]

Willing to Be Ridiculed: Matthew 5:11-12

Willing to Be Ridiculed: Matthew 5:11-12 ““11) Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12) Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew‬ […]

The Persecuted Church: Matthew 5:10

The Persecuted Church: Matthew 5:10 ““10) Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew‬ ‭5:10‬ This verse is talking about proven character that is solid and stable no matter what is thrown against it. Are your convictions real or merely convenient? Do you […]

Peacemakers: Mathew 5:9

Peacemakers: Mathew 5:9 ““9) Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew‬ ‭5:9‬ ‭ This beatitude is nearly self validating. Jesus as our Master and Lord is “The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6) He came to make peace between God and man, and redeemed people with one another and the […]

The Power of Mercy: Matthew 5:7

The Power of Mercy: Matthew 5:7 ““7) Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” Matthew‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭ We are now introduced to the word “mercy.” This stands in contrast to the word “grace”, which means giving someone something haven’t earned and do not deserve. Salvation is a gift of grace. Mercy by contrast […]

The Healing Power of Mourning: Matthew 5:4

The Healing Power of Mourning: Matthew 5:4 “4) Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” The word “mourn” is a verb that describes deep grieving most often associated with the death of a loved one. It is an expression of inner hurt, emptiness, pain and bewilderment and is often accompanied by grief, […]

Inherit the Earth: Matthew 5:5

Inherit the Earth: Matthew 5:5 ““5) Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Nine words packed with volumes of meaning. Some translations render this as “blessed are the gentle.” It embodies the idea of being emotionally, mentally and spiritually composed no matter the outward circumstances. Proverbs 25:28 says; “Like […]

Poor in Spirit: Matthew 5:3

Poor in Spirit: Matthew 5:3 ““3) Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:3‬ As Jesus begins to teach the beatitudes, He immediately exposes the proud and calloused hearts of the Pharisees and the religious elite. They looked good outwardly, but inwardly they were full of sin, self, […]

Comparison and Contrast between the Beatitudes and The Ten Commandments: Matthew 5:1-12 & Exodus 20:1-21

Comparison and Contrast between the Beatitudes and The Ten Commandments: Matthew 5:1-12 & Exodus 20:1-21 “1) When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. 2) He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying, 3) “Blessed are the poor in spirit, […]

Becoming A Matthew 5:1 Disciple: Mathew 5:1

Becoming A Matthew 5:1 Disciple: Mathew 5:1 “1) And when He saw the multitudes, He went up on the mountain, and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.” Matthew 5:1 A subtle change takes place in this verse. Crowds were starting to gather and follow Jesus. Up to that point, He had been […]