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 5:8 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We spent Sunday continuing in our study of the Beatitudes of Matthew 5. Being pure in heart means many different things, but the origin of our purity is in Christ alone. Listen below to hear more!
Matthew 5:7 Forgiving other people can be difficult. However, we have every reason to show mercy to others because of the mercy we have been shown in Christ. Listen below to hear more as Pastor Gabe opens up on this topic!
Matthew 5:6 As we continue in our study of the Beatitudes, we find ourselves at Matthew 5:6. Here, Jesus teaches us that we, as his people, are called to hunger and thirst for righteousness. This means we are to be conformed to God’s will. Listen below to hear more!
Matthew 5:4 Mourning is not a typical topic in our culture. We tend to avoid mourning or do our best to get through our grief. But there is something more to it, something that makes the phrase “good mourning” give us pause. Jesus tells us that those who mourn (both over personal loss and the […]
Matthew 5:1-3 Welcome to The Beatitudes! This is what the beginning section of Matthew 5 is commonly referred to. We are excited to dive deeper into each of these verses! Our first stop is in Matthew 5:3: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Listener, if you are in […]