Tag Archives: Beatitudes

Which lives matter?

Broken hearts matter. They’re the hearts that are the most open to surrendering to the living Jesus. People who are sad matter. They’re the people who most need our compassion and comfort. People who continually let themselves be influenced by … Continue reading

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Pentecost = supernatural power to live out the Beatitudes

Pentecost gives us supernatural power to live out the Beatitudes. Read Matthew 5 (the Beatitudes) and Acts 2 (Pentecost) together. “Blessed are the poor in spirit . . . ” Pentecost demonstrates the Beatitudes. Jesus’ disciples, who were broken and … Continue reading

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My paraphrase of the Beatitudes & Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5:3-20)

The kingdom (government) of God reigns in humble human hearts as they submit to and obey the risen Jesus instead of self. The grief of pain and loss will turn into a blessing, if we allow it to draw us … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes backwards (“Don’t be” attitudes)

How unfortunate are the spiritually passive for they miss out on the greatest aspect of life. How unfortunate are those who act like they’ve got it together, for they are never comforted. How unfortunate are those who refuse to cooperate … Continue reading

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The Steps of The Beatitudes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”  We came to realize that without the risen Jesus we can do nothing, and we humbly surrendered our lives to His control. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they … Continue reading

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Are the Beatitudes shock words?

1) It takes both deeply-felt humility and great courage to let God rule & run your life. (“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”) God is like a window but because of our pridefulness, we … Continue reading

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