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The Beatitudes: The Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). Harry S. Truman said in an address on December 24, 1945, “I do not believe there is one problem in this country or in the world … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes: The Merciful

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5:7). It is reported that Mohandas Gandhi once told the British Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin: “When your country and mine shall get together on the teachings laid down by … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes: Those Who Hunger and Thirst

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for (after KJV) righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6). The longer I live, the more convinced I am that true discipleship starts with attitude and will.  It is an internal desire and … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes: The Meek

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5). God’s ways are frequently very different from man’s ways.  For instance: Few people would consider service to others as a measure of true greatness; but, God does [Matthew … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes: Those Who Mourn

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). Compare Moses and the Ten Commandments with Jesus and the Sermon on the Mount.  Moses spent forty days and forty nights alone on Mount Sinai, before he presented … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes: The Poor in Spirit

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3). The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) form the first part of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7).  “Beatitude” is derived from the Latin “beatus” meaning “blessed.” … Continue reading

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