Summary: God wants certain attitudes in our lives and the best attitudes that we can have are from the Beattitudes. This is part 4 of a 4 part teaching on the 9 Beattitudes that Jesus gave us.

Attitude To Be Part 4

Matthew 5:9 (NKJV) “Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.”

Attitude 7 - We need an attitude of PEACEMAKING.

Matthew 5:9 MSG "You're blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That's when you discover who you really are, and your place in God's family.

Matthew 5:9 (NLTSE) God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.

Have you ever been in a room where everybody is negative and complaining? Everything is going wrong. Then a person enters the room and soon says something that causes people to say, “We never thought of it like that.” – the whole climate changes. This is a peacemaker.

Proverbs 15:1 (NKJV) A soft answer turns away wrath,

But a harsh word stirs up anger.

God wants peacemakers in His church. God wants peacemakers in the workplace. God wants peacemakers out in the world.

Jesus had the ability to change things. He was a peacemaker.

Jesus was a peacemaker. He changes things. He has called us to be peacemakers too.

Proverbs 12:20 (NLTSE) Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace!

Proverbs 29:8 (NLTSE) Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but the wise will calm anger.

Hebrews 12:14 (NKJV) Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:

James 3:18 (NLTSE) And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

Romans 14:19 (NKJV) Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

Matthew 5:9 (NKJV) “Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.”

And remember if we do this, we shall be called sons of God.

*Matthew 5:10 (NKJV) “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Attitude 8 - We need an attitude of ENDURANCE.

We have lived long enough in this world to know that whatever you do - we will be criticized. Even if you do nothing – we will be criticized and persecuted.

People will persecute you, but God will always justify you.

1 Peter 4:12-19 (NKJV) Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter. 17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 Now“If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?” 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

Being a true follower of Jesus comes with cost, But it doesn't cost to serve, God it Pay's.

Mark 8:34-35 (AMP) And Jesus called [to Him] the throng with His disciples and said to them, If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself [forget, ignore, disown, and lose sight of himself and his own interests] and take up his cross, and [joining Me as a disciple and siding with My party] follow with Me [continually, cleaving steadfastly to Me]. 35 For whoever wants to save his [higher, spiritual, eternal] life, will lose it [the lower, natural, temporal life which is lived only on earth]; and whoever gives up his life [which is lived only on earth] for My sake and the Gospel's will save it [his higher, spiritual life in the eternal kingdom of God].

Story of Paul and Silas thrown in prison.

Acts 16:16-34 (NKJV) Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. 17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” 18 And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour. 19 But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities. 20 And they brought them to the magistrates, and said, “These men, being Jews, exceedingly trouble our city; 21 “and they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe.” 22 Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods. 23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. 24 Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

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