In this six-week Bible study through the Beatitudes, author Jennifer Kennedy Dean examines the promise of blessedness in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.
Unlike a circumstance-driven emotion such as happiness, blessedness is eternal and grounded in the reality of Christ in you. You are able to live in the state of blessedness that God has created for you when you discover the key to true holiness—a call to freedom and joy.
We were made for holiness and this core concept of the Beatitudes is accessed through a praying life—a life lived in the present-tense power of God. It is only when we continually pursue holiness that blessedness comes and we discover the power and fulfillment of the promise of God.
About the Author
Jennifer Kennedy Dean is executive director of The Praying Life Foundation and a respected author and speaker. She has written numerous books such as Live a Praying Life™,Heart’s Cry, Fueled by Faith, The Life Changing Power in the Name of Jesus, Secrets Jesus Shared and Clothed with Power. She writes for magazines such as Pray! and Spirit Led Woman. Her book, Live a Praying Life, has been called a flagship work on prayer, and the anniversary edition was a finalist for 2011 Retailer’s Choice Award. Widely recognized as an unusually gifted communicator of the deep truths of God’s Word, Jennifer speaks all over the world calling God’s people to discover the difference between “a prayer life” and “a praying life.” She is also a member of America’s National Prayer Committee and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Jennifer was widowed in 2005 after 26 years of marriage to Wayne Dean, her partner both in life and ministry. They are the parents of three grown sons. Jennifer makes her home in Marion, Kentucky.