Part 8: Fix Your Eyes

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:10-12 – Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.  Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the…

Part 6: Cleansed and Focused

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:8 – Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. The Lord here is talking about purity of the heart. Jesus came into the world to purify our dirty hearts. He reminds the disciples, it is not enough to have pure good acts on the outside. The Lord is…

Part 5: Compelled by Mercy

Series: Daily Christian Living Matthew 5:7 – Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. The Lord now moves to the next Beatitude of being merciful. Mercy is to have compassion or kindness that makes you forgive someone, usually someone you have authority over. Mercy has to do with compassion, forgiveness, leniency. This Beatitude…

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 are blessings for those who have these attributes that Christ describes in His teaching. The word blessed, also means happy, but in the truest sense…

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…