Beatitudes Lesson Nine: Blessed are the Peacemakers

This session is devoted to the exposition of the seventh Beatitude, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” I hope and pray that at the end of our series, we may share something of what the original hearers of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount experienced, for we read that they were astonished. Why did it have this effect on them? It is not just because Jesus’ teaching was just novel or new, though it was in some ways definitely that also; but His teaching was so entirely opposed to how we are used to think or trained to think.

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