Are you blessed? Do you want to be?

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The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ description of a blessed life. In short, righteousness is blessed. His teaching recorded in Matthew 5 describes genuine righteousness in ways that are often different than what we might expect. Someone who is pursuing unmixed and unhindered righteousness will be persecuted for being different. Peacemaking will be a priority when dealing with conflict, purity of heart will be more important than defending oneself as “good enough” and proactive mercy will dominate their actions instead of reactive demands for justice. In short, righteousness that gets …

Learning & Living the Sermon on the Mount

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Be careful not to do your works of righteousness before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. – Jesus (Mt. 6:1) The reward from the Father is being like the Father: God is love. You are made in the image of God. Jesus says we should grow up into this (be teleios like your Father, Matthew 5:48.) The love you were designed to embody is currently less mature and developed than it can be. Will you trust Jesus …