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The Greatest

David denHartog explains Matthew 5:17-20, the expansion of the Beatitude “pure in heart.”  God desires that we might be great in His kingdom, not greatness as the world believes it to be – with glitter, glamour and fame.  How can we achieve the greatness that this text talks about? Scripture References:  John 8; 1 Corinthians […]


Don Hunt continues teaching about the Beatitudes with Matthew 5:10, “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  Don defines persecution, explains the process and the rewards of persecution. Other Scripture references: John 16:1-4; 2 Timothy 3:12; John 15:20; Genesis 4; Galatians 6:7-8; I Peter 4:14-16; Romans 8:35; Acts 8:1-8; […]

Mercy to Others, Mercy to Me

David denHartog continues to walk us through the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5.  Verse 7 speaks of mercy: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.  We all need mercy at one time or another – a helping hand, someone to come alongside, a meal brought when we are sick.  We will also need […]

Junk Food Junkie or Nutrition Specialist?

David denHartog teaches through Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.”  David answers these questions: What is righteousness?  What does it mean to hunger and thirst?  What is the result?  And how do we cultivate that hunger and thirst?

From Bankruptcy to Riches

David denHartog begins teaching on the Beatitudes, with Matthew 5:3.  The Sermon on the Mount is given by Jesus to teach us how to move from bankruptcy to riches, but we are not speaking of the bankruptcy or the riches of this world.  The Beatitudes are a prelude to the rest of the sermon.  They […]