This sermon series on the Beatitudes, in Matthew 5, was preached during lockdown for the Covid-19 crisis, between April and early June 2020.
The beatitudes, found in Matthew 5, form the opening teaching of what is commonly known as 'The Sermon on the Mount' and speak directly to us about the kind of life Jesus is calling His followers to and also speak directly to us about how we can be followers of Jesus in this time of turmoil and crisis.
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.