Category Archives: blessedness

Rise Up O Men Of God-A Father’s Day Call for Revival

William Merrill, in 1911, penned these lyrics to the well-known hymn, challenging men to live godly lives and influence their world: Rise up, O men of God! Have done with lesser things. Give heart and mind and soul and strength … Continue reading

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Does It Matter When We Celebrate Easter? ( a re-post from April 2011)

It seems as if every Easter someone comes out of the woodwork to challenge the Christian tradition of Easter. In years past it has been Time magazine or some other liberal, anti-Christian rag who tries to stir up the faithful … Continue reading

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A Love Letter Just In TIme For Valentines!

Have you ever written a love letter to someone you really care about? There is a deep well of emotional energy in us that causes us to want to express, in no uncertain terms, the depth of our undying love … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (#8 1/2)

Beatitude #8 1/2- “Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (#8)

Beatitude #8- “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (from Matthew 5:10) This is the only two-part beatitude from the Sermon on the Mount, and the first where … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (#5)

Beatitude #5- “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy” (from Matthew 5:7) Mercy is an attribute of God and God is its only source. Mercy withholds that which the offender deserves and is motivated out of love. “But … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (#7)

Beatitude #7-“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (from Matthew 5:9) What is a peacemaker and why is it that they are blessed and happy? And why are they, in particular, called sons of God, … Continue reading

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