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A Christian's Character, Part 2

9 January 2022

Book: Matthew

Bible Passage: Matthew 5:6-12

The Sermon on the Mount is given in the context of Jesus’s main ministry, preaching repentance for the kingdom of heaven or kingdom of God is at hand. He is calling people to change their lives completely and live for God. He does this through much contrast. Within the beatitudes, Jesus is telling us specific character traits that every believer should possess. These character traits will be starkly different than the world. Jesus emphasized that his true followers, the citizens of God’s kingdom, were to be entirely different from others.