Read the Beatitudes in the book of Matthew and the beginning of chapter 5. Then write them in your own words. Then write down how they may apply in the contemporary world/culture in which you live. It'll take some time... but you will have just done your own Bible study - simply with a pen, a Bible and some paper.
You might also want to highlight this passage with an overriding idea that came to you will hanging in this part of the Bible.