The Beatitudes Part 1: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Beatitudes Part 1: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit - A Rising Generation

Over the next few weeks, we are going to take a look at Matthew 5:3-12. We will look at the Beatitudes one at a time and study what each of them mean.

The Sermon on the Mount is the first recorded teaching of Jesus’ ministry, and he starts with the Beatitudes, “Blessed are those who…”. We could read each one individually or together. We could take them at face value and say that Jesus was just telling the Jews how to live. But what if we dug deeper? What if Jesus spoke these things for everyone? What if there was a reason He said what He did and in the order that He did?

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Lessons from the Burning Bush

Lessons from the Burning Bush - A Rising Generation

When Moses was 80 years old, God used a burning bush that was not consumed by the fire to grab Moses’ attention. God may not use a burning bush to grab our attention today, but there are still many ways He can get our attention. He can use the Bible to remind us how we […]

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I Can Do All Things Through Christ

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength - Philippians 4:13 - A Rising Generation

You can find this verse everywhere. It’s printed on the back of sports shirts, people wear bracelets with it, and it’s quoted often. But have you ever stopped to really think about what that verse is saying? I think Bible stories and verses like this one that we’ve grown up hearing often go right over […]

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A Reason to Rejoice

A Reason to Rejoice - A Rising Generation Blog Post

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” – Philippians 4:4 This word “rejoice” comes from the Greek word chairo. It means to rejoice exceedingly, to be glad, to thrive. How can we have joy and be glad during the tough times in life? When school finals are approaching and we can’t see […]

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Don’t Just Stand There

Don't Just Stand There - A Rising Generation Blog Post

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Brett Harris shares this quote in the book he wrote with his brother titled Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations. I recently signed up for Brett Harris’s emails, and he included that quote in one of his […]

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Part of God’s Plan

Part of God's Plan - A Rising Generation

By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going. – Hebrews 11:8 Hebrews 11 recounts many men and women of faith, and Abraham is one of them. Abraham didn’t really know why […]

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Small Things Can Make a Big Difference

Small Things Can Make a Big Difference - A Rising Generation Blog Post

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill A lot of people want to make a difference in the world or be remembered for doing something great. I know I would certainly like to make a difference before the end of my time here on earth. Many […]

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