Matthew 5: 3 – 12
How tempting it is to falsely assume that our lives will change and we will be blessed if we, on our own, give our allegiance to Jesus and we then, on our own, go and do what Jesus expects. Is this how Jesus responds to those whom He calls? Let us tune in this morning to Jesus’ own description of how things work when He calls us to follow Him. May the Holy Spirit draw us to Jesus and strengthen us in Jesus, so that we may leave worship knowing how Jesus’ action blesses us now – and ultimately in eternity – as we eagerly live out His purpose as His followers and disciples.