Are you blessed? Do you want to be?

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 …

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lust? divorce? trust me?

Jesus deals with difficult issues.  We get interested, but… we too often ask what is required to manage failure.  Jesus gives a better idea: learn to pursue success wisely. lust? Resisting acting out desires is not the full story. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who …

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