Contributed on Jul 30, 2017
Who are those who mourn and what will be their reward.
Blessed are those who mourn Matthew 5:4 Our text is in the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:4: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” How is it possible for mourners to be blessed and comforted? That is the Good News that only the gospel brings. “What does the Bible mean ...read more
Contributed on Jun 12, 2017
Introduction to the Beatitudes. (Part 2)
We saw in Introduction to the Beatitudes -Part 1 the connection of the Beatitudes and the values of the Kingdom. Now we shall se the connection between the Beatitudes and the Fruit of the Spirit. The gospel of Matthew gives us 9 Beatitudes. Each one is introduced by the word ‘blessed’, followed ...read more
Contributed on May 10, 2017
The Beatitudes and the christian value system.
The Beatitudes. Matthew 5:1-12 Introduction to the beatitudes. (Part 1) Mankind has always valued and exalted the strong, the beautiful, the successful. The happiness of a person has usually been measured by the degree in which one achieves good results or arouses admiration. Conversely, ...read more
Contributed on Oct 8, 2017
The righteousness of God - how to receive this.
Words do not exist in isolation; they exist against a background of experience and thought; and the meaning of any word is conditioned by the background of the person who speaks it and also conditioned by the person who hears it. This is particularly true of this beatitude. It would convey to ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2018
The life of the believer. How can we see God.
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart (Matthew 5:8) Our verse is found in a section from Matthew chapter 5 called “The Beatitudes.” It is part of a bigger section of Christ’s sermons called “the Sermon on the Mount” Jesus has just announced earlier about the Kingdom of Heaven in Matt. 4:17. He also ...read more
Contributed on Mar 1, 2018
The characteristics of a believer. Who is a peacemaker.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matt. 5:9 This is the last Beatitude that speaks of the character of the follower of the Christ, the Christian. However this is not the last Beatitude in the series; for we have two more to look at - one speaks about the ...read more