Category Archives: Series: “The Beatitudes”

Leaping For Joy About Being Persecuted

“The Beatitudes” series: (post #8) “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 … Continue reading

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Peacemaking

“The Beatitudes” series: (post #7) “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9, N.K.J.V.) If there was any lingering doubt that Jesus meant for the “blessed” described in the Beatitudes to be equated with … Continue reading

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Pureness Of Heart

“The Beatitudes” series: (post #6) “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8, N.K.J.V.) The Bible doesn’t use the word “heart” in reference to the organ that sits in the chest and pumps blood. It uses “heart” to … Continue reading

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Got Mercy?

“The Beatitudes” series: (post #5) “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” (Matthew 5:7, N.K.J.V.) The Greek noun our New Testaments translate as “mercy” is eleos. Vine’s Expository Dictionary defines the word as: the outward manifestation of pity; it … Continue reading

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Righteousness & You

“The Beatitudes” series: (post #4) “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6, N.K.J.V.) I’ve been a pastor a long time, long enough to have learned some things about professing Christians. One … Continue reading

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The True Meaning of Meekness

“The Beatitudes” series: (post #3) “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5, N.K.J.V.) The word “beatitude” is not found anywhere in the Bible, but we use the word in reference to each of the instances where the … Continue reading

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Those Who Mourn

“The Beatitudes” series: (post #2) “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 (N.K.J.V.) The Greek word for “mourn” in this verse is pentheo, which specifically refers to the strongest, most intensive kind of mourning. In the Septuagint, … Continue reading

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