An Explanation of FLOURISHING

“Flourishing”? What follows is an explanation of our use of the word FLOURISHING in the Beatitudes (as opposed to “Blessed” or “Happy”) The most common translations use the English word “Blessed” throughout the beatitudes. For example: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 (NASB) But, what isContinue reading “An Explanation of FLOURISHING”

Week 2—Feb 9-16

Group Discussion (40 minutes) Read this version of Matthew 5:3-12 out loud. 3 Flourishing are the poor in spirit because the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4 Flourishing are the mourners because they will be comforted. 5 Flourishing are the humble because they will inherit the world. 6 Flourishing are the ones hungering and thirstingContinue reading “Week 2—Feb 9-16”