Monthly Archives: October 2015

What’s the point?

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light … Continue reading

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Blessed Are You

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were … Continue reading

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Which Way?

I came upon this staircase recently, take a quick look… You can see from the photo that it leads to a dark and shadowy world down there, but what you can’t tell from the photo whether I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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Persecuted Because of Righteousness

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 As a rule, do you expect to see a righteous person persecuting another person because the persecuted person is righteous? My guess … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9 We have already seen that as Jesus went forth proclaiming the Kingdom, that healing, and restoration of wholeness went in His wake, for the restoration of … Continue reading

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To See God

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 The expression “pure in heart” refers to a person whose inner most thoughts, motivation and purpose are pure, clean, wholesome and good; this is the one who … Continue reading

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Mercy

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7 In verses 7-10, we see a shift from basic personal and physical circumstances into a set of social principles or values that are the identifying aspect of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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For They Will Be Filled

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 I doubt that I need to discuss what it means to “hunger and thirst for righteousness” so let’s jump directly to what will become … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: October 21, 2015

Seldom is God’s glory more evident than it is in the Autumn, when the riches of His  palette is everywhere on display in His Creation.

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For They Will Inherit the Earth

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 A person who is “meek” is often thought of as being resigned to their circumstances, even weak, but that really isn’t what is being described here. Those who … Continue reading

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