7. A different kind of blessing

Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12

Spend some time thinking and praying about this passage. It seems Jesus’ message turns many “normal” or “mainstream” ideas in our culture upside down.

Reflection questions:

  1. How is the view of blessing in this passage different than the messages we hear in our culture about blessing?
  2. Why do you think Jesus challenges our ideas about blessing?
  3. How does your life look different when you think of blessing as Jesus describes it in this passage?