Category Archives: The Sermon on the Mount

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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The Beatitudes of Jesus (# 3)

Beatitude #3- “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth” (from Matthew 5:5) The humble, the meek, the gentle shall inherit the earth. Though it is the proud and strong and rich that rule the earth now, when … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of Jesus (# 2)

Beatitude #2- “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (from Matthew 5:4) This is perhaps the most “upside-down” of the beatitudes; to be “happy” when you are mourning?! The reason for blessedness in mourning is found in … Continue reading

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