The Poor in Spirit

Pastor Ben's blog

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5-7) is one of Jesus’ most famous teaching moments. Jesus takes the time here to talk about the character and conduct of those who follow Him as their Lord and Savior.

Following Jesus is no easy task. Jesus Himself even tells us to count the cost before following Him because we may lose family members, friends, jobs, homes, and even our lives for following Him.

Over the course of a few blog posts, we are going to look at the beginning of this famous sermon and see where blessings come from. Jesus references eight different perspectives of people whom God blesses in Matthew 5:3-11. These character and conduct traits are most often called “The Beattitudes.

Jesus begins talking about each perspectives with an pronouncement of “God blesses” (or “blessed are the” ESV). This kind of “blessed” is talking about “happiness because of divine favor.”…

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