Tag Archive | The Beatitudes

The Better Way: Blessed are they which are Persecuted…

“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying…Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 5: 1-2, 10 We are now come to the last […]

The Better Way: Blessed are the Pure in Heart

“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them saying, …Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Matthew 5: 1-2, 8 Why did Jesus say “blessed are the pure in heart”? Why […]

The Better Way: Blessed are they which do Hunger and Thirst..

“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them saying, Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled“ Matthew 5: 1-2,6 *** This is a unique blessing. A man […]

The Better Way: Blessed Are the Peacemakers

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying…Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5: 1-2, 9 ** Jesus began His great Sermon on the Mount by […]

The Better Way: Blessed are Those who Mourn

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying…Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5: 1-2, 4 *** This really seems like a contradiction. How can we be happy or […]

The Better Way: Blessed are the Meek

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying….“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth”. Matthew 5: 1-2, 5 *** Modern Christianity, with its emphasis on believers aggressively asserting themselves, has no […]

The Better Way: Blessed are the Merciful

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying….“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy” Matthew 5: 1-2, 7 **** “Love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; […]

The Better Way: Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,  “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 5 How can it be blessed to be poor in spirit? Surely […]

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