‘And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:’ Matthew 5:1-2
‘One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them.’ Matthew 5:1-2
Matthew 5 contains a portion of what is generally called The Sermon on the Mount, with verses three to twelve specifically described as “the beatitudes”. Beatitude simply means the blessedness and in these verses Jesus lists various criteria for those who He defined as being blessed. Interestingly this teaching was not to the crowd, but to His disciples – those already on a journey of getting close to Him. And as we also want to be disciples of Jesus then it will help us to partake of this mentorship session so we can see what it looks like to be blessed from His perspective – which oftentimes is quite different from what we may expect.
May the Holy Spirit give us understanding and grace as we go through this series. Click here to download the study.