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Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

It is possible that the Gospel of Matthew was written soon after Jesus' ascension. He wrote it to his Jewish brethren to convince them that Jesus was the promised King and Messiah and also to point out that He was the one who would heal and restore the kingdom of God. This was the "good news" according to Matthew which what he announced to his fellow countrymen. Throughout this gospel, Matthew records 5 stimulating discourses on the kingdom of heaven. These heavenly discourses vary in length (but not in emphasis) - each one makes a special point on the nature and essence of the heavenly kingdom. Even the discourses that barely makc a chapter are worthy of our meditation and theological consideration. These discourses are rich in content and truth and will help every generation understand better the kingdom of heaven established by God on earth through His beloved Son, Jesus Christ.