Focus Statement: The Beatitudes of Matthew 5 give us a way to understand God’s revelation in Scripture and the Christian life as a whole. Like a many-faceted diamond, they give us a beautiful picture of the kind of life we may want to lead. But do we really want them?

Scripture Readings: Psalm 15; Matthew 5:1-12

Thinking ahead: What do you think is the key that helps us understand all of Scripture? What is the centre of our lives as Christians?