We are beginning a new series on the Beatitudes at our family service today.
The Beatitudes are at the start of the Sermon on the Mount, the famous sermon by Jesus that is often misinterpreted and misapplied. On the last Sunday of each month, we will look at the characteristics we should have as followers of Jesus. We start with “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”.
We are a people who have a kingdom – that is what Jesus says. Martin Lloyd Jones explained this well: “Wherever the reign of Christ is being manifested (shown), the Kingdom of God is there”.