Dating a prideful man
A Christian is one who embraces and embodies the Beatitudes.
Another way to say it is that if you want to spot a Christ-follower in a crowd, look for these eight character qualities. The Beatitudes are a package deal, not something to pick and choose from.
These spiritual standards come about only through surrender to the Savior.
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.’” Let me make some preliminary comments that will help us interpret, understand, and apply this sermon to our lives. These eight qualities can only be lived out by Christians.
Not surprisingly, the top four are health-related but two of the ten deal with the health of the soul: • Become a better person • Become more spiritual We want things to be different in a new year but we quickly find out how elusive real change can be.
We wish each other “Happy New Year” without really thinking through what that means.
His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them, saying: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
And some of us make resolutions in the New Year in the hopes that the future won’t turn into the present.