SERMON: “Blessed Are the Poor In Spirit” (Matthew 5:3)

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)

Blessed are the Poor In Spirit

Jesus kicked off His most famous sermon, “The Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7) with a series of 8 statements of blessing, known as the “Beatitudes”. Listen in (by clicking on the player below) as we consider this week, the first of these statements “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit”. What does “poor in spirit” mean? What does it look like? These are some of the questions we will consider as we unpack this text.  (This sermon was preached at St John’s Lutheran Church on Sunday 23rd July 2017). Please feel free to comment. God bless as you listen!



Hi. My Name is Wayne. If I were to introduce myself by what I have done, work-wise, I would have to introduce myself as a Preacher, a Pastor, a Family & Community Worker, a Student, an Air Traffic Controller, a Post Office Counter Assistant, a Mail Sorter, a Unit Trust Administration Officer, a Butchery Delivery Driver, a Teacher. These are some of the various positions I have held to-date over my lifetime. The periods I have occupied these roles for range from a few hours to a few years. More important than introducing myself by what I do (or have done), allow me rather to introduce myself by who I am. I am a Born Again Christian (who treasures his Lord), a Husband (who treasures his wife), a Dad (who treasures his sons) and a Minister of the Gospel (who treasures the Word of God). I pray that whatever is posted on this site will serve to bless and encourage you.
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