From Pastor Perry

06/07/2017 Matt. 5:1-3

Matthew 5:1–3 (ESV)

The Sermon on the Mount

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.

The Beatitudes

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


One would expect Jesus to say: “Blessed are the rich in spirit…”, but he doesn’t.  He says “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  Who are the “poor in spirit?”  The Lutheran Study Bible says: “The spiritually poor who acknowledge their moral bankruptcy.  When you realize your moral bankruptcy, it is then that you can confess and repent… and the kingdom of heaven is yours.



I pray: O Lord, I realize that I fall short and that I’m a sinner.  I repent and put my trust in Your grace and mercy.  Amen.




Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible (p. 1585). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.

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"Depart in Peace" What a blessing when the world is so chaotic! Followers of Christ can find their peace in Him.

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I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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