“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted,” Matthew 5:4.
"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven," Matthew 5:3.
In His famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus issued seven special blessings which are worthy of serious considerations, as they present the essential characteristics of His true followers. In this article we will give special attention to the first one: “Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
MEDELLÍN, COLOMBIA—Colombia's National Youth Congress was held in Medellìn, Colombia at Camp Fé y Alegría (Faith and Happiness). Two-hundred and sixty young people attended the event. On Sabbath, there were approximately 320 people present, including brethren older than 35.
"God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world," Galatians 6:14.
“If those who today are teaching the word of God, would uplift the cross of Christ higher and still higher, their ministry would be far more successful. If sinners can be led to give one earnest look at the cross, if they can obtain a full view of the crucified Saviour, they will realize the depth of God’s compassion and the sinfulness of sin.
“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ,” Galatians 6:1, 2.
Christ and His apostles left clear instructions on how to deal with those who give in to temptation. These divine instructions are found throughout the whole Bible.