"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness." Jesus taught about justice, mercy and purity way before it was cool. How can this teaching help us in the midst of the violence and pain of this century? Matthew 5:6-8
"Blessed are the meek and the peacemakers." Important teachings for a world obsessed with power and revenge. How can this timely teaching from Jesus help us navigate the minefields of relational tension, ambition and even politics?
"Blessed are those who mourn." The searing pain of loss is an inescapable reality for all of us. How can happiness be found in the midst of our darkest times? Matthew 5:4
"Blessed are the poor in spirit." This is a very well-known teaching of Jesus. What does it really mean to be blessed when you feel forgotten, insignificant, beaten down by the setbacks of life? Matthew 5:1-3
Six covenants give us six lenses to understand God's relationship with humanity–from Abraham to Jesus to Israel & the Church. Brian Webster is professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Every person faces choices daily to cheat, lie, mistrust, hurt... However, we are not powerless like it may seem. This message will help you know how to face temptation.
We want our prayers to matter. What does an effective prayer look like?
The church is built on prayer in the Spirit. However, there are no expert pray-ers! No matter where you are, you can start small and build the habit.
Impure longings and actions are rooted in unbelief - we doubt that God is good and that he is enough. We grasp for things that we think will bring happiness but that ultimately move us away from what we need. What we truly desire is a whole heart and it is possible to take a step in that direction.
As Jesus was tempted in the desert, we are also tempted. Take a practical look at Matthew 4 and how we are tempted in the areas of appetite, security and power.