Monthly Archives: April 2012

SMS 28: Matthew 5:7

7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. We are blessed as we act the way God does – in mercy. This means loving people as we love ourselves; responding to their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs; getting … Continue reading

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SMS # 27: Matthew 5:6

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. To desire righteousness as a need – that can only come from God. It is to say, ” I cannot live unless I am right … Continue reading

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SMS # 26: Matthew 5:5

5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Meekness involves submission and quiet obedience to God. It also involves suffering, bearing insults, or the foregoing of one’s rights. the meek contently enjoys whatever God gives, both in this … Continue reading

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SMS #25: Matthew 5:4 (Apri 25, 2012)

4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Jesus here is talking about mourning over our sinfulness, the kind of godly sorrow that leads to repentance upon the realization of the gravity of our sin towards God. The … Continue reading

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SMS #24: Matthew 5:3 (April 24, 2012)

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Beggars rely on others for their survival. They have accepted that they cannot thrive on their own. We are to be ‘spiritual beggars’ in terms of our … Continue reading

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SMS # 23: Matthew 5:9

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.   We are blessed, not because of the “blessings” we receive, but rather because of how things make us closer to God or more like God. Just as … Continue reading

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Treants, Terran Command Centers, and God’s People.

What do these three things have in common? They are all settled but can all be uprooted when commanded to. Yes, if you consider yourself as part of God’s people, then you must be willing to relocate at (God’s) will, … Continue reading

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