There is a movement to the Beatitudes; a trajectory. From poverty of spirit to persecution, to living our light for all to see. Through it, Jesus describes the spectrum of…
What is the mercy tipping point? Why doesn't a "pure heart" help us to see sin better? And what's the difference between a peacemaker and a nice person?
Are the Beatitudes to be taken literally and seriously? Surely Jesus didn't really mean what he was plainly saying -- or did he?
The people who flocked to Jesus weren't waiting to get all presentable, cleaned up and straightened out. What is this telling us about how we need to come to Jesus?
Why was Jesus led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted? And why was He left to wrestle with what it means to the beloved Son of God?