9 Ways to Be Happy Part 3

Summary: How do we deal with the hatred and anger in our world? We become peacemakers and allow the Holy Spirit to give us God’s strength to face persecution for Jesus’s name. Introduction In my last post, I taught on the middle three Beatitudes of hungering and thirsting for righteousness,…

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9 Ways to Be Happy Part 2

Summary: When we as Jesus’s disciples show the Beatitudes of hunger and thirst for righteousness, mercy, and purity of heart, we shall be satisfied, receive mercy, and see God. Introduction In my last post, I began our miniseries on developing Christian character with the first part of the Beatitudes. In…

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9 Ways to Be Happy Part 1

Summary: Jesus’s disciples relied on Kingdom character God is cultivating in them rather than the ways of this world. We practice the Beatitudes of poor in spirit, mourning, and meekness. Introduction In my last post, I finished talking about spiritual disciplines by teaching on confession, guidance, and service. In this…

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Training Yourself through Lifelong Learning

Summary: As disciples of Jesus, we should never stop learning and growing. We have teachers and students, people we learn from and people we teach. This reciprocal relationship helps us become well-rounded disciples. Introduction In my last post, I finished talking about the spiritual discipline of evangelism by providing opportunities…

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