Matthew 5:10-12 Our study of the Beatitudes has contained a number of “popular” and positive themes: peace, righteousness, and purity, to name a few. But what about vv. 10-12, where Jesus talks about persecution. Why would he add this to the picture He has painted of true human flourishing? Listen below as Pastor Gabe opens […]

Matthew 5:9 We are continuing with our series through the Beatitudes by looking at Matthew 5:9. Here, Jesus teaches us, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” What does this mean for us today, when our world seems so far removed from anything that might be seen as “peace”? How […]

Matthew 5:5 Meekness is not a virtue that our culture often values. However, Jesus teaches us that it is something we should all strive for. The Lord not only helps us grow into meek followers of Christ, but He also shows us the greatest example of meekness – Christ’s humility on the Cross (Philippians 2). […]