A Tale of Two Brothers and a Bully

I want to interrupt my study on the Beatitudes to tell you a story of two brothers and a bully. The two brothers are named Judah and Edom, and the bully’s name is Babylon. You’ll find their story in the book of Obadiah in the Old Testament. It is the shortest book in the Old Testament, just one chapter long. It’s composed of ...

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Blessed are the Merciful

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” This is the fifth beatitude that was given in the sermon on the mount. Blessed are the merciful. I just heard on Fox News of a man who extended mercy to a pregnant woman who desperately needed it. The story takes place in Iraq, in the village of Chocho. Isis forces had completely...

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Have We Lost Our Country?

Last week I spoke about the satisfaction of those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. Jesus said that if we go after the things that are right and good like we hunger for a good meal or thirst for a cool glass of water, then we will indeed be content and satisfied in our spirit and soul. It’s like eating a nice, juicy steak and drinking...

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They that hunger and thirst for righteousness

As we continue our walk down the Beatitudes, we come to the fourth blessing which says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” (Matt. 5:6). The first thing we notice right off the bat are the words, “hunger and thirst”. Believe me, Jesus is not talking about any ole’ rumbling of the stomach...

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