Blessed Are The…

Sermon on the Mount painted by Ivan Makarov 1889

Sermon on the Mount painted by Ivan Makarov 1889

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Jesus, “The Sermon on the Mount,” Matthew 5:1-12, NRSV

But, as Kenton pointed out on Kurt Willem’s blog, without the resurrected Jesus, these are just words, and words that mean nothing.

This is a great article written by Tim over at Wrestling with the Angel. In this article we see that we can have “church-attitudes” that are definitely not a good thing. We need to keep as our primary focus Jesus, and then worry about the people, and the church after.

To finish reading this article, please head over to http://timdedeaux.com/2012/08/31/blessed-are-the/ While you are there, why not check out the rest of Tim’s site and let him know something he wrote blessed you.

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2 replies

  1. Without the resurrected Jesus there would be nothing – no hope, no reconciliation with God, no security. The resurrection was God’s seal on the efficacy of the sacrifice and His acceptance.

    I’m on my way to read Tim’s post. Thanks for the heads up.

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