Blessed are those who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

      Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness The “beatitudes” are the expression of God’s life in us.  They are completely impossible to make experiential in our lives through self-effort.  However, when Christ lives through you the beatitudes become real.  Think of what a different world we would live in if

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Blessed are the Meek

    Blessed are the Meek   Blessedness, the Savior seems to say, shows up in character.  It exhibits, not in thinking something, nor in saying something, nor in doing something, but in being something.  Therefore, the Beatitudes embody the very heart of the everlasting gospel.      Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall

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Blessed are they who Mourn!

      Blessed are they who Mourn!   Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”    To be blessed has nothing to do with happiness.  To be blessed is to receive God’s grace.  To be blessed transcends happiness, which is completely tied to our circumstances.  The blessed are those who see

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Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

      Blessed are the Poor in Spirit Matthew 5:1–3 “Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”    Jesus came to

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He Loves Us!

      He Loves us!   Today is Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday and I wanted to remind you you’re loved!  The world puts its emphasis on romantic love but God’s love is so much deeper and enduring.  He doesn’t love us because of anything we have to offer Him.  He isn’t simply a responder to our

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