Tag Archives: Sermon on the Mount

What Are You Saying?

January 14 (Matthew 5:21-22 NIV) 21. “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22. But I tell you that anyone who is … Continue reading

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Rejoicing in Persecution

January 9 (Matthew 5:11-12 NIV) 11. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for … Continue reading

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In the Midst of Persecution, Look Forward

January 8 (Matthew 5:10 NIV) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Persecution can take many forms, and it can occur for many reasons. Often persecution happens because of nationality or … Continue reading

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On Being Pure in Heart

January 6 (Matthew 5:8 NIV) Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Pure gold is gold without any other substance mixed in. A pure heart, in the Christian perspective,is a heart focused on accomplishing God’s will … Continue reading

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The Merciful

January 5 (Matthew 5:7 NIV) Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. If you watch too many popular television shows and movies you might get the impression that revenge is the primary reason for anything to happen. … Continue reading

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Hungering and Thirsting

January 4 (Matthew 5:6 NIV) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Psalm 42 paints a beautiful verbal picture of what it means to hunger and thirst for righteousness as the psalmist describes … Continue reading

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Those Who Mourn Shall Be Comforted

(As I get used to my new schedule, these will begin appearing earlier in the morning my time. Thank you for your patience in the meanwhile.) January 2 (Matthew 5:4 NIV) Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be … Continue reading

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The Poor in Spirit

This year, I am going back to writing daily devotionals. They will be topical, and I’m beginning with a series on the Sermon on the Mount. I pray that they help you grow deeper in your relationship with God. January … Continue reading

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January 28 – Lord, Grant My Enemies Justice and Me Grace

Luke 20:27-47; Genesis 37; Psalm 28 “Do not take me away with the wicked And with the workers of iniquity, Who speak peace to their neighbors, But evil is in their hearts. Give them according to their deeds, And according … Continue reading

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April 12 – Is Jesus Calling You Out?

1 Samuel 19-21 Luke 11:29-54 “One of the experts on the law said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, when you say these things, you are insulting us, too.’” (Luke 11:45 NCV) Jesus had started in on the Pharisees. He’d just noted their … Continue reading

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