The Israel of God: A Blessed Community

If you, personally, have a blessed life, it is for the distinct purpose of being a blessing to others. And if youโ€™re in Christ, then you have every spiritual blessing of heaven (Ephesians 1:3).

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The Beatitudes

This is the famous introduction to Jesusโ€™ Sermon on the Mount recorded in the Gospel of Matthew chapters 5-7.  In these 10 verses Jesus quickly flips everything that we think to be correct on its head, and beautifully offends and astonishes all readers/hearers. The Beatitudes – much like the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians…

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