Jesus told his disciples that he developed a relationship with them so that they could live an “abundant life”. In Jesus’ sermon on the mount, it begins with the repetitive phrase “blessed are the....” . His sermon focuses on the qualities of the life that experiences the blessings, or happiness/joy that comes with a relationship with God. This sermon seeks to look at 7 experiences with God that form the core of the “Blessed” life.
Understanding our lives as an adventure and the expectation that God wants all of us
Understanding the nature of hope and its role in the blessed life
Understanding the role of prayer in experiencing the presence of God
Understanding the role of Scripture and Spirit revelation in living the blessed life.
Understanding that adversity is an essential part of becoming whole.
Knowing the Peace that we experience when we yield our agenda’s, dreams, and plans to God
Understanding the inherit goodness of God as a blessing in the midst of adversity