Teaching: The Blessings of the Kingdom Matthew 5:1-12

Introduction

  • What is the Sermon on the Mount?
    • Starts Matthew 5:1-2
    • Ends Matthew 7:28-8:1
  • Why study the Sermon on the Mount?
    • Matthew 28:16-20
  • Christians are set apart by blessings.
  • Sandwich- Jesus came to heal us and to call us to godlyness
    • 4:23 Jesus was teaching and healing
      • Matthew 5:1-7:29 Jesus TEACHES
      • Matthew 8:1-9:34 Jesus HEALS
    • 9:35 Jesus was teaching and healing

Beatitudes

  1. Blessed Emptiness (v. 3-6)

    • 3- Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
    • 4- Blessed are those who morn for they shall be comforted
    • 5- Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth
    • 6- Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied
  2. Overflowing Fullness (v. 7-12)

    • 7- Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy
    • 8- Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God
    • 9- Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God
    • 10- Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
    • 11- Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
    • 12- Rejoice and be glad for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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