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Beatitudes, Discipleship, Excerpts, Inspiration

Mourning: Experiencing God’s Comfort

 

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4).
 
This is one of those statements that only sounds good in church. In real life, few ever discover the “comfort”…and as a result, they discount what Jesus was teaching. No one ever comes right out and says as much, but if I could ask the angels, “How much traffic does this promise get?” I’m pretty sure they would say, “Not much!”
 

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Discipleship, Inspiration

The Greatest Man Ever Born

In taking a fresh look at John the Baptist, I am impressed at the extent of the revelations that had been given to him. His message, for starters, was the very launching pad for the gospel of Jesus, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Mt.3:2; 4:17).

 

He saw the deep flaws of the Jewish system that had replaced the simple faith of Abraham, and he boldly called out the power brokers of that system: the Pharisees and Sadducees.

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