Matthew's Book Leader Notes - Session 2

Session 2 – You Are Blessed Matthew 5:1-12

I would say there are two things to focus on in this session.  First (and this may be an internal focus for you as the leader) is the focus on these verses as blessings, not commands.  Jesus is not telling us how to live in these verses.  Rather, Jesus wants us to rethink our understanding of the “good life,” which brings us to the second focus.   Many of us would say we are “blessed” when good things are happening to us.  Jesus flips that around by saying that these hurting and dejected people are blessed.  The key is this: we are blessed when we have Jesus regardless of what is happening in our lives.  Is that how you and I truly view life?

UncategorizedDave Irwin