Mount of Beatitudes
Popularly known as Sermon on the Mount
Location : This hill is located between Capernaum and Tabgha
Teacher – Jesus Christ of Nazareth
1. supreme blessedness; exalted happiness.
Matthew 5: 3-11
Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to Him, 2and He began to teach them, saying:
3Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.
8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.
10Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Also in Luke 6:20-23
There are spiritual implications in the terms poor, hunger , weep and hate.Jesus does not commend poverty,hunger,weep , sorrow and reproach in themselves .these sufferings bring blessings only when they are endured through discipleship for the son of man’s sake (vs 22)
Therefore ,poverty of spirit , hungering after righteousness, weeping over one’s sins and social ostracism for the sake of Christ are sources of blessing.
Poor: The term denotes the humble poor whose trust is in God’s help in the midst of their poverty
I thank God for the blessing to be at the ” Sermon on Mount ” location .
Hallelujah …Praise God !!!!!
Matthew 2: 12- 15
13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”
14 When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt,
15 and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”
Hosea 11:1 —”When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.
Exodus 4.21 — God’s declaration to Pharaoh that Israel is His son
Below are some pictures from the site where the Holy Family stayed in Egypt
- 1 ripe avocado, Cut and dice into small cubes
- 2 small ripe tomatoes
- 1 long green chilli
- 1 small finely chopped yellow onion
- 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime /lemon juice
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Worcerstershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Dice the avocado , Dice Tomatoes,Chop chilli , Chop onion,Mince Garlic,Chop Cilantro leaves, Squeeze lemon Juice, add salt, Black Pepper,Worcerstershire sauce ,hot pepper sauce , Mix all together and Guacamole salad is ready to be served. Completely fresh and Healthy.