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The Beatitudes: Those Who Are Persecuted

“Blessed are those who persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly … Continue reading

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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 Pure in Heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). God cares about more than one’s actions; He cares about one’s thoughts.  John Quincy Adams remarked, “Human legislators can undertake only to prescribe the actions of man.  … 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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