The qualities expressed in the “blessed are” verses of the Beatitudes are spiritual and not social: Jesus said this kingdom we are part of is not of this world, and the qualities and the character reflected can only be obtained through relationship. Pastor John Young says in this first of a series on the Beatitudes that, if we think we can live for God outside of anything but by getting to know him, spending time with him, reading the word, we’re mistaken. Our chance to make a difference in this community we live in or in the world is not going to come because of any great program we create. It’s only going to come from what we do that takes people to a deep relationship with their God. Message delivered 3/8/09.