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Moments For You

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What Does It Mean To Be Blessed?

Quite possibly, the most frequently used word in the Christian’s vocabulary is blessed. “Have a blessed day,” “blessed to be a blessing,” and “God bless you” are just a few of the ways we put it to use. It’s even common among unbelievers to describe themselves as “blessed.” Some people... Read more →

Blessed by God

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) is probably the best-known and most often quoted of all of Jesus’ teachings, though arguably it is also the least understood and, without a doubt, the least obeyed. Matthew makes it clear that the targeted audience was not the masses fascinated by His... Read more →

Blessed Poverty

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3). This is one of those statements which remind us there are always two sides to the gospel: there has to be an emptying before there can be a filling. There is a pulling down and... Read more →

Blessed Tears

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). We might almost translate this second Beatitude “Happy are the unhappy” in order to draw attention to the startling paradox it contains. What kind of sorrow can it be which brings the joy of Christ’s blessing to those... Read more →

Blessed Righteousness

“‘Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.’ … David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: ‘Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord... Read more →

Blessing God

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 1:3). The Christian life is really a treasure hunt in which you progressively discover the vast wealth that already is yours because you are... Read more →

The Blessed Hope

[Editor’s note: The purpose of this abbreviated article is not to comment on the specific timing of events related to the Lord’s second coming, but rather to draw out of our hearts praise for the One who is our hope, and remind us that “everyone who thus hopes in Him... Read more →

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