• The Hunger that Brings Freedom

    In Jesus’ first public sermon, He gave us the “blessed” message. That message includes one of the sweetest promises of Scripture: “Blessed are the pure in heart—for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). In Matthew 5:6 there is another promise that is a companion to the purity in heart blessing: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

  • The Mindset that Develops Purity of Heart

    When I was a student at OBU, a friend and I came to Hot Springs and decided to go to the movies. Now, I’ve never been a fan of horror movies, and have never made it through one. For those of you who know me, you know that I can actually embarrass people who sit beside me during an action packed scene at the theatre. I get pretty involved if there’s an intense scene and have been known to get a little loud. Well, maybe a lot loud. Like Screaming.

  • Pure Hearted Vision

    Are you the one standing in a group when a word or reference is made, maybe a slightly dirty joke or innuendo is used, and you don’t have a clue what everyone is laughing about? Don’t be embarrassed by the fact that you’re clueless, be glad that your mind isn’t filled with garbage, so it makes sense that you can’t relate to something that seems like it’s in a different language. Maybe you just can’t understand because you’ve got that purity of heart that Matthew 5 talks about.