Jesus lived in a time when Jews were looking for the Kingdom of God, and thought that it would come as a military and political triumph over their enemies such as the Romans. Jesus turns these ideas completely upside down, beginning with these powerful teachings in the Sermon on the Mount.


Key Words



This was a common way of teaching, you can find lots of examples in the Psalms as well – by asking, what makes us happy (blessed)? In answering that question here, Jesus starts to unpack what we should really be looking for to characterise the Kingdom of God.

Happy is the one who…


The Challenge

We think of a teacher as someone who stands up in front of a classroom. That is not how Jesus went about teaching.

How was Jesus as a teacher different? And what might that mean in terms of how we both learn and teach others?


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