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 …

turn and walk forward

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to African friend: “What’s the deal with Africa? Noth/South Axis, colonialism, bad luck, a curse…?” “Nope” said African friend, “in Africa the back is to the future. Problems always seem to be a surprise from mysterious places.” A future worth facing, a hope, changes everything. not shaped by: a fear of spirits (what if I don’t factor them right?), or a fear of economics (what if I don’t factor them right?), but are centered on a fear of the LORD (what if I don’t factor Him right?) then there is …