As we await Christ’s coming again, we prepare by opening the gate to our heart, and welcoming him into our lives. With shouts of joy and cries of praise, we welcome the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Prince of Peace. Many of the great gates of the world are now more historical […]
We began our study on the Beatitudes with the aim of making progress in the Christian life, and we conclude by seeing how the end takes us back to the beginning. The challenge of overcoming the lethargy that so often holds us back from a wholehearted pursuit of all that Jesus calls us to be […]
Peacemaking is a noble pursuit: it is hard, thankless work. But it is the most important work we can do. Of all the wonderful blessings offered in the Beatitudes, the blessing for peacemakers is special: to be called a child of God. Let’s pray for peace today!
So, we should seek purity (holiness) and be intentional about getting our inside world in order so that we can see God in our outside world. The more we grow in purity (holiness), the more we will see God. We will see God in Scripture and in worship. We will see God in the trials […]
500 years ago Martin Luther posted a sign on the church door calling Christians to be faithful to God, for the sake of Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, believing only in the grace of God which saves, living faithfully only according to God’s word and will, and giving praise only […]
According to Jesus, mercy has two parts. The parable of the Good Samaritan is a good example. First, there is tenderness of heart: when the Samaritan saw the man lying in the road he had compassion. Second, there is action that arises from a compassionate heart: the Samaritan went to the man and bound up […]
Blessed are those who recognize their righteousness in Christ and who hunger and thirst for more righteousness like Christ; they will be satisfied.
This is meekness: Jesus submitted himself to the will of God at unimaginable cost – death by crucifixion. To this same path of submission Jesus calls us, saying “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
Spiritual mourning names particular sins, stating them clearly without excuse and without evasion. Declaring them and admitting that they are an offense before God is the first step toward repentance. As we read God’s Word, we begin to see as God sees and begin to know what grieves and offends God. Once we name the […]
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