Tag Archives: Matthew 5

How about a tea party?

“You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.” Matthew 5:6 Throughout the day, I consume a variety of teas, beginning with British Breakfast and then switching to herbal … Continue reading

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What identifies you?

“In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.” Matthew 5:48 One of our neighbors on Whispering Willow … Continue reading

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Who is your enemy?

“You’re familiar with the old written late, “Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate our enemy.” I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst.” Matthew 5:43,44 … Continue reading

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Paradise on Earth …

“You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.” Matthew 5:5 I walked by a park model in the campground that had … Continue reading

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Light up the world!

“You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting … Continue reading

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Be salty for God …

“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt–seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth.” Matthew 5:13 This morning Mason (my six-year-old grandson) decided he wanted to eat “grandpa’s cereal” and pulled the box … Continue reading

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Lighting up…

“Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand–shine!” Matthew 5:15 Jesus said we are on earth to be light–bringing out “God-colors” in the world. Today, I feel as if my batteries need to be recharged, … Continue reading

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Strongly Dislike

“The simple moral fact is that words kill.” Matthew 5:22 Jesus preached about the commandment, “Do not murder.” He went on to explain that murder doesn’t just mean picking up a gun and shooting someone dead. He included anything that … Continue reading

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Cliff Hanging? — Daily Meditation Moment

November 6, 2011 “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” Matthew 5:3 (The Message Bible) Today’s scripture is the first message of the Beatitudes—a sermon … Continue reading

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