[February 2, 2014] Today Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount, which is the first of five long discourses that Jesus gives in the Gospel according to Matthew. The Sermon on the Mount describes the Promised Land, which is Jesus himself in his relationship with the Father and the sphere of . . . → Read More: Matthew 4:24—5:10, The Promised Land
What Blessedness Is
[January 22, 2012] What does the word “Blessed” mean?
If we take it out of its Biblical context, which is what a lot of modern translations and preachers do, the word can simply mean “happy.” But poverty, being mournful, and hungering and thirsting, and having people say . . . → Read More: Matthew 4:18—5:16, Discipleship and Beatitude