It’s interesting to me that as we strive for being at peace with people in our life, as well as striving to live with the attitudes that Jesus shares with us that are best for us (Matthew 5:3-12)…..our heart starts to be pure. This is the essence of holiness. As we apply God’s wisdom to
The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ greatest discourse (or sermon if you will). He started first with the Beatitudes…….. (eight life-attitudes) in Matthew 5:6-11. I find this wise and amazing. Our attitudes are the most important starting point in applying the wisdom of Jesus to our
As followers of Jesus, we take part in rites that may seem like rituals to the others. Maybe they also seem like rituals to us too. The rites of Communion and Baptism are not only rites that we participate in, they are also rites that we are called to live out each day!
Sit down today as you read this. I know I had to dig deep in my heart because I recognize that I am daily in a battle. The good news is, over the years I have put on the armor of God and am able to withstand the blows…..but, the truth is…….the blows come every day. Oh friend, we ne
A friend of mine asked the following question: “What is your opinion on mood and behavior altering medications? Since I was a young child I was diagnosed with ADD, and then this year I was also diagnosed with depression and anxiety. So everyday I have to take 4 pills to function normally. R
Next in this study is Matthew 5:3 and Matthew 5:10. In Context we will look at this well known Scripture known as the Beatitudes found in the Gospel of Matthew 5:1-12. I would note that in the Beatitudes, as recounted by Luke in his Gospel, chapter 6, verse 20, we see the “kingdom of God used&