Matthew 5:3 – “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Discussion With The Video

  • Question 1: What does living a blessed life look like to you?
  • Question 2: What does the term “poor in spirit” mean?
  • Question 3: How can becoming poor in spirit lead us to place our trust and hope in God alone?
  • Question 4: Why is poverty of spirit important if we are seeking to know Jesus better?
  • Question 5: How can we give up “the insane cycle of pursuing things” as Denis describes it, and “embrace our insufficiency as we wholeheartedly pursue Jesus?”

Digging Deeper:

  • Question 6: What does the following quote from Charles Spurgeon tell us about the poor in spirit? “Christ is never precious till we are poor in spirit, we must see our own wants before we can perceive his wealth.”
  • Question 7: There are 8 different verses in Matthew that describe those who will receive “the kingdom of heaven.” What insights do these 8 verses provide us about these kinds of people who receive the kingdom?” (Matthew 5:10, 11:12, 18:3-4, 19:14, 25:13, 25:21, 25:34)

Conversation with no Video

  • Question 1: What does the term “poor in spirit” mean?
  • Question 2: How can becoming poor in spirit lead us to place our trust and hope in God alone?
  • Question 3: Why is poverty of spirit important if we are seeking to know Jesus better?