We Are Radical

Bringing radical thoughts worth pondering (A blog of poriruachurch.com)

The Beatitudes Beyond the Sermon on the Mount

The Greek word makarios (“blessed”) appears thirteen times in the Gospel according to Matthew, all employed in the teachings of Jesus. Nine of these are found in the opening words of the … Continue reading


The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

From a mountain near Capernaum, the celebrated “Sermon on the Mount” was preached by our Lord Jesus, recorded in chapters 5–7 of Matthew’s Gospel. In the opening words blessings (“beatitudes”) … Continue reading