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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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You Have Heard… But I Say

These words are used six times by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.  Two verses are helpful in interpreting these words.  (1) Matthew 5:20, “For I say to you, unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge

“Judge not that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1; Luke 6:37). “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first” (John 8:7). “There is one Lawgiver… who are you to judge another?” (James 4:12). … Continue reading

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