Poor in Spirit - A Breif Overview of The Sermon on the Mount - Session 3
Aaron Walsh, March 7, 2012
Aaron Walsh continues his series on The Sermon on the Mount by looking at how Jesus' introduction of being poor in spirit frames the sermon and gives context to how the message would have been so offensive to the leaders of the day but so freeing to the people under their oppressive rule and to us today.
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (ESV)