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