Matthew 5:3 - Kingdom of Heaven

This is the second article in a nine part series on the Beatitudes as recorded in Matthew 5:3-12. This article focuses on the first Beatitude, which describes Christians as being poor in spirit. This Beatitude does not exalt poverty, but rather refers to an awareness of sin and the realization that we cannot pay anything toward our debt. We are completely dependant upon God's grace.

Matthew 5:7 - Pure in Heart

This is the sixth article in a nine part series on the Beatitudes as recorded in Matthew 5:3-12. This article focuses on the sixth Beatitude, which describes Christians as being marked by purity. This purity is modeled by God, and is a result of God's work through the Spirit. The author identifies some signs of both purity and impurity, and describes a way of pursuing purity in this life.

Matthew 5:10 - Suffering Persecution

This is the final article in a nine part series on the Beatitudes as recorded in Matthew 5:3-12. This article focuses on the last Beatitude, which speaks about persecution. Christians are persecuted because of their loyalty to Christ in a world that hates Christ. The author discusses different types of persecution, and offers the ecouragement that God will strengthen believers facing persecution.