The Beatitudes Part 3: Blessed Are The Meek

The Beatitudes Part 2: Blessed Are the Meek - A Rising Generation Blog Post

In Parts 1 and 2, we talked about being poor in spirit and mourning over our sin. Those who are poor in spirit realize their sin and need for a Savior, and then mourn over their sin, but can be comforted by God and His grace. (You can read Beatitudes Part 1 here and Beatitudes Part 2 here.)

This week we are looking at Matthew 5:5.

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5

What does it mean to be meek?

The Jews were no doubt confused when they heard Jesus say this. At the time, they were living under the Roman Empire, and they thought the Messiah was going to come in and free them and make them their own independent nation. Instead, He says, “blessed are the meek.”

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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

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A Reason to Rejoice

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“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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Part of God’s Plan

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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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What is My Purpose?

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So many people go through life wondering, “What is my purpose?” This question is especially common among teenagers and young adults as we try to figure out the rest of our life. We try to figure out what career we want to pursue, where to go to college (or whether or not we should go to […]

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