The Beatitudes are a guide on how to be happy as we walk with God. As we study the first Beatitude in Matthew 5:3, we will see what it means to be poor in spirit and will discover biblical characters who exhibit this trait. How can we achieve being poor in spirit? To find out, join us around the kitchen table—and thanks for your support that helps me keep teaching the Bible on Open Line.
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Dr. Michael Rydelnik is professor of Jewish Studies and Bible at Moody Bible Institute and the Host/Bible teacher on Moody Radio’s Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik. The son of Holocaust survivors, Michael was raised in an observant Jewish home in Brooklyn, New York. He became a follower of Jesus the Messiah as a high school student and began teaching the Bible almost immediately. He is the author of several books and is the co-editor of and contributor to The Moody Bible Commentary. Michael and his wife, Eva, live in Chicago and have two adult sons.
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