The idea that followers of Jesus are happy and blessed when they are poor really runs against American culture and prevailing public opinion, even in many American churches. Many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, equate wealth with happiness and blessings and even God's favor.
Jesus, however, repeatedly told his disciples that they were most blessed when they were without worldly possessions and Jesus Himself lived that kind of lifestyle.
Living Out the Sermon on the Mount helps readers find happiness by following Jesus. The eight Beatitudes form an outline of the Sermon of the Mount and as readers read the 40 devotional articles and apply them to their lives they find that they are indeed truly blessed, just as Jesus promised.
Living Out the Sermon on the Mount is authored and published by Pastor Randy Brockett. All publishing rights are reserved but readers are encouraged to share his insights with their family, friends, and congregations.