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Posts from May 2017

On Christian Virtue Part 18

How Should I Respond to The Beatitudes, Concluding Thoughts To conclude this commentary on the Beatitudes of Matthew 5, I would like to say a few things about how we are to respond to the teaching Jesus gave on that hill in Galilee.  What can we learn and how should we respond to these virtues Jesus has laid before us? First, recognize…

On Christian Virtue Part 17

Persecuted for the Right Reasons.  Part four: How do I rejoice in persecution? Finally, I want to close out this long running discussion on the eighth Beatitude with why we rejoice when we are persecuted for the proper reasons. First, it is a sign that we are Christian.  Jesus says at the end of vs. 12 that we are to rejoice because…

On Christian Virtue Part 16

Persecuted for all the Right Reasons.  Part Three. In the last post, I wrote that living a life in accordance with biblical principles; living righteously, even when done quietly will result in persecution by those in the world opposed to God and Christ.  There are two humanities, those who are against God and those who are His children.  Those in the world…