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All articles & reviews tagged with the-beatitudes

Review

June 2007
Reviews > Book

Sermons on the Beatitudes

This is a modern translation by Robert White of five sermons preached by Calvin in Geneva in 1560 covering Matthew 5:1-2, Mark 3:13-19 and Luke 6:12-26. The excellent introduction illuminates the historical and literary background and asserts that the Beatitudes reveal the characteristics of believers who are being changed into Christ’s likeness. The first…

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November 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Beatitudes – Suffering persecution

The eighth Beatitude is somewhat different from the others. It is also in sharp contrast to many people’s view of what would be normal Christian experience. They might think this would put people off: ‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake…’ (Matthew 5:10). A while ago I read a report in a…

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September 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Beatitudes: blessed are the pure in heart

Sin and moral impurity are not new. Yet in recent times there has been a flood of permissiveness in our society, and especially since the 1960s. With some justification it has been said, ‘We put Sodom and Gomorrah to shame’. It is doubtful that Sodom and Gomorrah had the range of carnality and excess…

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