Kingdom of Blessedness: January 22 at 10 am

January 22 2023, 10am
The sermon on the mount is Jesus' declaration that the Kingdom of Blessedness has begun. But it doesn't look like any earthly kingdom we've seen. Being poor in spirit, mourning, meekness are not blessings society tells us to value. The blessings in this passage are not commands, instructing us to seek persecution, pain, and grief. They are promises of hope, that as those situations arise in our lives, we will recognize we are not alone in the midst of them.