To introduce our series on the most famous of Jesus' sermons, we will ask a few questions. What led up to these words? What was Jesus trying to say? How should we listen to him? We are going to discover that Jesus has a radical and beautiful invitation in store for us. Could these words open the door for us to find a new way to live?
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shares the surprising idea that it is possible for us to live our lives on earth, but actually, be living as part of the kingdom of the heavens. Jesus shows us the path to living in his kingdom through a series of shocking statements and vivid illustrations. His words help us to complete the sentence, "Blessed Are…"