Steve Holt is a pastor, teacher and author.

Husband of One. Father of Seven. Mountain Man.

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September 10, 2019

The Manifesto That Transforms: Happy Attitudes, Part 9

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10, NKJV, emphasis mine). I’m reading the fascinating book, “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas. The…
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September 6, 2019

The Manifesto That Transforms: Happy Attitudes, Part 8

Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9, NKJV) It’s quite interesting, from a historical perspective, that one of the chief statements in the Beatitudes…
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August 15, 2019

The Manifesto That Transforms: Happy Attitudes, Part 7

Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God (Matthew 5:8, NKJV). A pure heart is a heart full. Jesus is speaking of a heart full of God,…
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August 6, 2019

The Manifesto That Transforms: Happy Attitudes, Part 6

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Matthew 5:7, NKJV). Dietrich Bonhoeffer said of this verse, “As if their own needs and their own distress are not…
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July 30, 2019

The Manifesto That Transforms: The Happy Attitudes, Part 5

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Being a God chaser is a happy state indeed. Jesus is sharing the fourth value of the Kingdom of…
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July 16, 2019

The Manifesto That Transforms: The Happy Attitudes, Part 4

Jesus continues His values of happiness with, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5, NKJV). If we thought Jesus was being counter-cultural in the Beatitudes…

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The Manifesto That Transforms: Happy Attitudes, Part 9

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10, NKJV, emphasis mine). I’m reading the fascinating book, “Amazing Grace,” by Eric Metaxas. The book is about the heroic fight of William Wilberforce to end the slave trade in England in the 18th and 19th centuries. At the cost of his… READ MORE

The Manifesto That Transforms: Happy Attitudes, Part 8

Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9, NKJV) It’s quite interesting, from a historical perspective, that one of the chief statements in the Beatitudes of Jesus is the call to be peacemakers. In reality, the Christian faith has been the most persecuted and exploited religion in the world. No… READ MORE

The Manifesto That Transforms: Happy Attitudes, Part 7

Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God (Matthew 5:8, NKJV). A pure heart is a heart full. Jesus is speaking of a heart full of God, full of love and full of expectation. Jesus is explaining to us that the only way to happiness is a life in authentic pursuit of… READ MORE