Matthew 5:1–12 (ESV)
1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Christian, it’s what you are. It’s what you’ve become. It’s what you’ve been. It’s what you’ll always be. Even when you may not feel like it. Even when you don’t see it.
You. Are. Blessed.
This Sunday, as we begin our summer sermon series, we are going to be learning what it means to be truly blessed in Christ. There are of course many passages of Scripture that speak of our blessedness in Christ; but for the next ten weeks, we are going to be learning from Jesus Himself what it looks like to live a blessed life in Him and for Him. Our central passage will be Matthew 5:1-12, and the subject matter is what is known as The Beatitudes. The Beatitudes are eight countercultural statements that call us to live, think, act, and believe differently from the world, while living as a witness in it. As you read the passage above, take some time to consider how Jesus’ list of blessings compares to the blessing lists we normally create. Then, take some time to consider why our list looks differently from His and ask Him to open our hearts to realize how blessed we really are.
Here are the songs we’ll be singing to help you prepare for worship.
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9:00 AM – Worship Service Online
10:15 AM – Small Group Prayer on Zoom
10:15 AM – Guest Connection
10:15 AM – Student Prayer (Grades 6-12) on Zoom
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