Pastor Char introduces us to our new series through the Sermon on the Mount. May we, as we study this beautiful section of Scripture, catch its glorious vision for humanity and the community of God’s people. May it bring out in each of us a conviction that we are not what we should be, we are not what we could be, we are not what God intends us to be. There is not a person listening who is hidden from that indictment. But the Sermon on the Mount is an invitation from Jesus to be a flourishing humanity. It is Jesus’ answer to the universal quest and question: what is the truly “good life”?