From the Student Ministry….

How to Beatitude?

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:3-12

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven,     for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

The student ministry began studying the Beatitudes in February and will continue through the Lent season. This study includes looking at each Beatitude given by Jesus and learning more about what it means and how to implement it in our lives. We are learning how to grow our character to reflect the character of Christ.

At first glance, the passage above seems impossible to be completed by a single human. The point of studying this passage is not to overwhelm the students by thinking that they will never be “good” enough or “Christian” enough to do them all. We all study the Beatitudes in order to live a life reflecting Christ. We can only live out this passage through the strength and power of God.

What better time to ponder the life and ministry of Jesus and how to love others well then during Lent? We can all use this time to not only study the Beatitudes, but practice living them out everyday as they grow and deepen our character.