Third Lesson (Matthew 5:6–9): The Beatitudes Continued

“Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled”. Although the unbelieving world believes that the people of God are quite colorless, Jesus reveals that they are capable of strong feelings. Hunger and thirst are strong sensations. Contrary to common belief, Christians do not hunger and thirst after the love […]

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Second Lesson (Matthew 5:3–5): The First Three Beatitudes

How beautifully Jesus introduces the Sermon on the Mount! The words used are as well-known as any other part of Scripture. Don’t let your familiarity with these words close your eyes to their simple beauty. Jesus grips his audience immediately. What a Preacher! In the beatitudes our Lord is not merely using catchy phrases to gain […]

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