Category Archives: Beatitudes

All Things New…

March 19 The new you… willingly, and joyfully mistreated “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:10) As I read Scripture, I am often amazed at the responses of those … Continue reading

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All Things New…

March 18 The new you… and persecution’s reward “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:10) Yesterday, we talked about how Jesus encourages us to embrace the possibility of persecution. … Continue reading

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All Things New…

March 17 The new you… persecuted! “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:10) No one likes to hurt. No one wants to welcome any kind of suffering. Let alone, … Continue reading

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All Things New…

March 16 The new you… persecuted! “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:10) Jesus never sugar-coats the truth. He always tells it like it is. This is part of … Continue reading

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All Things New…

March 15 The new you… called a son of God! “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9) Being a peacemaker is what most closely connects us to Jesus. THE Son of God came … Continue reading

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All Things New…

March 14 The new you… a peacemaker! “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9) Yesterday, we learned that true peace is not the absence of conflict – true peace is when we submit … Continue reading

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All Things New…

March 13 The new you… a peacemaker! “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9) On May 31, 1969, John Lennon wrote one of the 500 most influential rock n’ roll songs of all … Continue reading

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All Things New…

March 12 The new you… a peacemaker! “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9) We all live in a world that is so often characterized by chaos and turmoil. People are angry. People … Continue reading

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All Things New…

March 11 The new you… seeing God! “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8) The pure in heart receive a special promise… “they shall see God.” But what does this mean? As with so … Continue reading

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All Things New…

March 10 The new you… pure in heart! Part 2 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8) There is a second vein of “pure in heart” that we should explore. We must remember that, … Continue reading

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