Hooray for Persecution!

Persecution for Jesus’ sake brings you a blessing and a great reward. But will you pay the price to receive that blessing? Read More …

To Be a Peacemaker

God is a peacemaker. In fact, He is the greatest peacemaker ever. This is why, when we ourselves are peacemakers, that God calls us His children: we are acting like our Father.

But how are we to make peace? Read More …

Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. – Jesus As I meditated on this verse, one thing that stuck out very clearly to me is that God wants us to be pure in heart. In other words, Read More …

Compassion From the Heart

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. – Jesus One interesting thing about the Beatitudes is that many of them are about heart attitudes. I believe that it’s the same in this passage: the merciful are not those Read More …

Starving for Righteousness

“Ack!” you say. “A guilt-trip post about how I don’t love Jesus enough because I’m not hungry enough for Him!”

No, that’s not what this is about. In fact, that’s not what Jesus was talking about at all. Read More …

The Backwards Secret to a Big Inheritance

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. — Jesus Hey, I don’t know about you, but inheriting the Earth would be pretty cool. But what’s up with this meekness stuff? What does it mean to be meek, anyway? Read More …

God Wants You to Grieve

When we pretend that everything is okay and refuse to mourn or otherwise acknowledge our true emotions, can God truly bring healing? Does He fix something that we are trying to deny even exists? Read More …