Today's sermon was titled, "A Call To Think Differently" and was based on Matthew 5:1-12. Here are a few points from the message to consider.
1. In the Beatitudes Jesus used the word “blessed” nine times. (Matthew 5:1-12)
2. The Greek word which we translate as “blessed” is an exclamation of joy. It means good fortune or how happy.
3. When we examine the Beatitudes there is much suffering yet Jesus calls us to respond to this suffering with grace.
4. We can experience God’s blessing and the joy that comes with it by being obedient and stepping forward in faith through acts of grace which Christ calls us to show and thereby fulfilling the blessing.