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The Heart of the Gospel

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Questions Covered:

  • 11:46 - I was told that the 12-step program is based on the beatitudes. Is this true? 
  • 13:58 - The beatitudes start with “happy are those” not “blessed” 
  • 18:07 - The beatitude regarding righteousness, How does this apply when wanting to help a parent who doesn’t want to be helped because they don’t see you as someone to correct them? 
  • 22:30 - Could you expound on the beatitude “blessed are the peacemakers?” 
  • 36:35 - Can you clarify the phrase poor in spirit? 
  • 39:16 - To what extent is the term blessed synonymous with happy? 
  • 44:19 - Are you familiar with how the beatitudes are depicted on the series The Chosen? If you have, what are your thoughts on it? 
  • 49:55 - How does one receive the awareness of being poor in spirit if one lives in a society of comfort and abundance?   
  • 53:08 - Is your new book in a good format for a bible study? Does it come with the study guide? 
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