Pray the Beatitudes

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Today, we’ll conclude our deep dive into the Beatitudes right where we started: by praying through each and every syllable. Ask the Holy Spirit to drive these precious words deeeeep into your soul and to change your heart forever.

Woe Woe Woe Woe

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

For the past several days, we did a deeeeep dive into the Beatitudes. Just in case we missed the point somehow, Jesus concluded with a series of woe-full warnings in direct opposition to the world.

The world says: Get rich.

Jesus says:

Woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. (Luke 6:24)

The world says: Eat well.

Jesus says:

Blessed Are The Persecuted?

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re taking a deep dive into the Beatitudes. Here’s today’s selection.

The world says: Do the right thing as long as it’s not inconvenient or painful.

Jesus says:

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10)

He then added a bonus beatitude:

Blessed Are The Peacemakers?

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re taking a deep dive into the Beatitudes. Here’s today’s selection.

The world says: Revenge is sweet. Fight back. Retaliate.

Jesus says:

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9)

Blessed Are The Pure?

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re taking a deep dive into the Beatitudes. Here’s today’s selection.

The world says: Purity is boring and outdated. Sex sells. There’s no such thing as sin. Anything goes.

Jesus says:

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8)

I was raised by Mike and Carol Brady.

Blessed Are The Merciful?

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re taking a deep dive into the Beatitudes. Here’s today’s selection.

The world says: We are the champions — no time for losers. Revenge is sweet. Take no prisoners. Show no mercy.

Jesus says:

Blessed Are The Hungry? The Thirsty?

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re taking a deep dive into the Beatitudes. Here’s today’s selection.

The world says: Hunger and thirst for the things of this world. Eat lots of Big Macs. Drink lots of Bud Light. There’s no such thing as “right” and “wrong” anyway.

Jesus says:

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6)

Once again, Jesus turns the world on its head.