Is There an Unpardonable Sin and Have You Committed It?

Does God Know You?

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It is one thing to boast in our knowing God but, according to Jesus, the bigger question is whether or not He knows us (see Matthew 7:20-23).

I can think of three ways we can build our relationship with God:

1) Time with Him in prayer, worship, and the study of His Word; both alone and with the church.

2) Trials, though none of us like going through them, provide one of the greatest opportunities for experiencing God. Rarely do we cling to Him more than when going through trials.

What is Poor in Spirit

What is Poor in Spirit

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Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount with eight statements that we call the Beatitudes, from the Latin word for “Blessed.” Although some translators used the word “Happy,” that doesn’t do justice to the Greek word makarios. It means divine joy. The Latin word for it is beatitude which is where we get our title for verses 3-12, The Beatitudes. The word itself doesn’t even apply to human emotions. It’s a statement of how God views people who live a certain way.