Pray the Beatitudes

GUWG-BlessedWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the ♥ of Jesus.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

Today, we’ll conclude our deep dive into the Beatitudes right where we started: by praying through each and every syllable. Ask the Holy Spirit to drive these precious words deeeeep into your soul and to change your heart forever.

Woe Woe Woe Woe

GUWG-Cross-CloudWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the ♥ of Jesus.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

For the past several days, we’ve been taking a deeeeep dive into the Beatitudes and what it reeeeeally means to be “blessed.”

Just in case we missed the point somehow, Jesus concluded with a series of woe-full warnings in direct opposition to the world.

The world says: Get rich.

Jesus says:

Blessed Are The Persecuted

GUWG-Crown-ThornsWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the of Jesus.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

The world says: Do the right thing as long as it’s not inconvenient or painful.

Jesus says:

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10)

He then added a bonus beatitude:

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

GUWG-Peace-Spirit-WeekWe continue our journey deeeeep into the of Jesus.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

The world says: Revenge is sweet. Fight back. Retaliate.

Jesus says:

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9)

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

GUWG-PureWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the of Jesus.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

The world says: Purity is boring and outdated. Sex sells. There’s no such thing as sin. Anything goes.

Jesus says:

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8)

I was raised by Mike and Carol Brady.

Blessed Are the Merciful

GUWG-Hand-HeartsWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the of Jesus.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

The world says: We are the champions — no time for losers. Revenge is sweet. Take no prisoners. Show no mercy.

Jesus says:

Blessed Are Those Who Seek Righteousness

GUWG-Hungry-ThirstyWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the of Jesus.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

The world says: Hunger and thirst for the things of this world. Eat lots of Big Macs. Drink lots of Bud Light. There’s no such thing as “right” and “wrong” anyway.

Jesus says:

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6)

Once again, Jesus turns the world on its head.