Contributed on Jan 17, 2008
The first in the series on the Beatitudes. 1. The Happy, 2. The Humble, and 3. The Heaven bound
Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit Matthew 5:3 Introduction The crowds had begun to follow Jesus. His miraculous works, teachings, and His name had spread throughout the regions. Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him. ...read more
Contributed on Feb 2, 2008
The message deals with 1. The Cause of Mourning, 2. The Blessedness of Mourning, and 3. The Comfort in Mourning.
"Blessed are they that mourn" Matthew 5:4 Introduction "Blessed are they that mourn, for they will be comforted" Webster’s Dictionary defines mourning as; "a sorrowing or lamenting; specifically the expression of grief at someone’s death". To mourn means, "to feel or express sorrow ...read more
Contributed on Feb 13, 2008
The message describes the 1. The Meaning of Meek, 2. Men Who Were Called Meek, and 3. Blessedness of the Meek.
"Blessed are the Meek" Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Introduction Jesus continues the beatitudes with another blessed attitude. About now I think you are wondering how Jesus expects us to be happy with these attitudes in our life. After all, "the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2008
The message deals with 1. Hunger and Thirst, 2. For Righteousness, and 3. They Will Be Filled
Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst Matthew 5:6 Introduction The beatitudes have thus far focused on attitudes of humility, mourning, and meekness. None of these can truly be seen from the outside, they are inner states of being. They are attitudes of the heart and mind that are ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2008
The message deals with mercy. 1. The Principle of Mercy, 2. The Provider of Mercy, 3. The Power of Mercy, and 4. The Person of Mercy
Blessed Are the Merciful Matthew 5:7 Introduction Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. We are now halfway through the beatitudes. The first four beatitudes deal with the inner attitudes of the heart and mind. We are to be "poor in spirit" or humble. We are to ...read more
Contributed on Mar 1, 2008
The message deals with the 1. Historical Context, 2. Heart Condition, 3. Holy Creation, and 4. Hope-Filled Concept
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 1. Historical Context The Pharisees thought the law was the answer to everything to the point that there were 600 laws added to clarify the Mosaic laws. The law was to be obeyed at all ...read more
Contributed on Mar 8, 2008
The message deals with 1. The Definition of Peace, 2. The Master of Peace, 3. The Ambassadors of Peace, and 4. The Result of Peace.
Blessed Are the Peacemakers Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Introduction A. Todd Coget tells the story of a four-year-old and a six-year-old presented their mom with a houseplant. They had used their own money to buy it and she was ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2008
The message describes 1. Persecution, 2. the Principle, 3. the Point, and 4. the Promise
"Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted" Scripture Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and ...read more