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.