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Story. Luke 6:17-49 is Luke's account of the teachings in the Sermon on the Mount.
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- Luke 6:38. H. David Burton, "Tender Hearts and Helping Hands," Ensign, May 2006, pp. 8–11. Bishop Burton speaks of the charitable outpouring of assistance provided by church members in response to natural disasters and civil unrest. "This modern-day humanitarian effort is a wonderful manifestation of the charity that burns within the souls of those whose hearts are tender and whose hands are ready to help. This selfless service truly demonstrates the pure love of Christ."
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