Righteousness and the Kingdom


    The fourth beatitude is “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” It’s like he was telling them that despite their circumstances, they could seek after God and the righteousness that He desires and they would be filled with the right knowledge, the right thinking, the right actions, …

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“Upside-down blessings”


  “Upside-down blessings” Matthew 5:3-11 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,     for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” “Blessed are those who mourn,     for they will be comforted.” “Blessed are the meek,     for they will inherit the earth.” “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” “Blessed are the …

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Lord, fill my quiver!


Blessed “Lord fill my quiver!” - Psalm 127:3-5 “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.”     You can tell a lot about a society by the way it treats children. In the Old …

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Nugget #7 – Signed, Sealed, and Delivered


Nugget #7 – “When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”      Have you ever wondered why Jesus Christ had to leave the earth?  Have you ever wished that …

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