Most believers will never share the gospel with anyone, and many will never even invite anyone to church. Here are some simple ways to start correcting this problem by reaching your neighbors.

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In today’s blog, you’ll discover those following Christ should anticipate persecution; however, persecution is not the end. Jesus not only calls those who are persecuted blessed, He tells them “theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” He says they should “rejoice and be glad.”

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Peacemaking is not easy. It is hard to turn the other cheek and to forgive those who sin against us. Others should be able to tell we follow Jesus by our attempts at peacemaking, and peacemaking is only possible with the help of the Holy Spirit.

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This beatitude gets to the “heart” of the matter – our hearts. Rather than a behavior checklist, this beatitude emphasizes the importance of the heart or attitude or motive behind the conduct.

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On January 22, 2019, New York State passed the Reproductive Health Act. As Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill, some in attendance cheered in celebration; however, those who saw the magnitude of what the signature meant, wept. It is paramount the readers understand we are capable of both mourning abortions and also offering hope to women who have had an abortion or are considering having an abortion.

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Christians have been shown mercy through God giving us His only begotten Son. It is through this extravagant mercy that we are able to extend mercy to others.

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When it comes to the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount, it is clear Jesus is not talking about physical hunger or thirst. Instead, he is talking about those who are hungry for God and thirsty for living water.

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When people hear “meek,” they tend to think of people who are quiet and timid. However, meekness is a character trait we should strive to possess. Meek is having the wisdom to practice restraint and trust God.

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In this beatitude, those who mourn are not mourning the sorrows of the world such as death, failure, or suffering. It is not speaking about those mourning the immediate consequences of sin. Specifically, Jesus is telling his followers that those who despise their sin and are broken over their sin are blessed.

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