Reflect on What You’ve Heard
- In what ways did Jesus live a life that was counter-cultural?
- Christians are the audience for the Sermon on the Mount. How does knowing that Jesus’s words and teachings for the beatitudes (and the rest of the Bible!) are meant for you specifically? Are there any of these teachings that are especially hard for you to grasp? Re-read Matthew 5:1-12 for more context on the Beatitudes.
- How would you characterize the differences in a “happy life” and a “blessed life”? Which would you rather live?
- What would it look like for you to live counter-culturally? Are there any teachings of Jesus that especially backwards in our society today? If so, how can we as Christians continue to live in a way that honors Jesus?