This morning we begin a new series: “The Sermon on the Mount,” Matthew 5:1 – 7:29. Today our focus is on the “blessedness” of Christ’s world-wide church –
The Beatitudes Mt 5:1 -5:11.
In today’s world it doesn’t always feel a “blessing” to be a Christian does it? Many of us will have been ridiculed and de-friended because of our faith in Christ. Sometimes the Christian walk can be a lonely one. Our human ‘nature’ may even tell us that we are missing out on some of the ‘fun’ life has to offer. Satan will stop at nothing to tempt you to deny Christ. The truth is that we are Christ’s representatives on earth. The truth is that our “blessedness” is not dependent on our circumstances ….Satan cannot steal it because it is God’s gift to the church. “Blessedness” means God’s gift of goodness for your entire well-being. We are first spiritual beings, and our gift of eternal life with Christ as Lord, is a fact. That makes us “blessed.” So stand firm soldier. You are a blessing to God.