Matthew 5:1-16

  1. Describe the qualities of the happy life as detailed in verses 1-12. What makes them such?
    To what rewards do they lead, and why?
  2. Verses 13-16. What is the significance of the two metaphors with which our Lord describes the relation to the world of those who belong to the kingdom?
    And in what ways does he warn them that they may fail to exercise their proper function?

Note. Verse 3. ‘Poor in spirit’: i.e., aware of their spiritual poverty and of their need of divine help. Cf. Isa. 57:15; Luke 18:13.