The Sermon on the Mount, sometimes referred to as the Beatitudes. The term beatitude comes from the Latin noun beātitūdō which means "happiness" Each one begins with a blessing. This is not just some nice sayings but was Jesus Sermon to His Own Disciples. It is a road map taking the hearer through each state of heart required as a process to access salvation. For example : It is impossible to have an appetite for God unless we have previously recognised our need of Him- we cannot just miss a step out!