Part 4: Starved and Parched

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:6 – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Moving to the next of the Beatitudes, the Lord says those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, will be filled. Righteousness is defined as behavior that is morally justifiable or right, characterized by accepted…

Part 3: Calm and Resting

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:5 – Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. We now come to the third of the Beatitudes, meekness. The Easton’ Bible Dictionary defines meekness to be of a calm temper of mind, not easily provoked. Meekness is the silent submission of the soul to the “providence”…

Part 2: Heartbroken

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Moving on now to the next blessing that goes with living daily as followers of Christ. What does it mean to mourn? And what does one mourn over? To mourn is to lament, to grieve intensely. Barclay says…

Part 1: Poverty-Stricken

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:3 – “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. These teachings begin with and repeat the word ‘blessed.’ There is blessing for those who have these attributes that Christ describes in His teaching. The word blessed, is also means happy, but in the truest…

Introduction: Daily Christian Living

Series: Daily Christian Living We here begin a series on this passage in the gospel of Matthew 5, famously known as the Beatitudes. We will look together in the coming weeks at this section of Jesus’ teaching the Sermon on the Mount. Matthew 5 begins by saying, Jesus seeing the multitudes that follow Him, sits…

Not Easy, Not Fair

1 Samuel 30:6 (NKJV) – Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. David had hit rock bottom. Life was not easy for David. Though anointed the next king of…

Extra Mile

Genesis 24:18-19 (NIV) “Drink my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink. After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.” Abraham has sent his oldest servant on an all-important mission.  Abraham…

Matter of Choice

John 6:5 (NKJV) – Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” A great multitude followed Him. Jesus always had a great many who followed Him, though for different reasons. Some followed Him to listen to Him, some for the…

Sink or Walk?

Matthew 14:31 (NKJV) – And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Jesus sent His disciples in the boat. The disciples had just witnessed one of the most stupendous miracles where Jesus fed five thousand people with just five loaves of barley and two…

Only When

Luke 5:5-6 (NKJV) But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. Now Simon a veteran fisherman had just returned…