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In this lesson you will learn about the 8 character traits necessary for those who are in Christ’s kingdom. For each of these, we will look to Jesus as our example to follow. We will also examine the …

In this lesson you will learn about the 8 character traits necessary for those who are in Christ’s kingdom. For each of these, we will look to Jesus as our example to follow. We will also examine the rewards that are promised for each of these.

NOTE: This slideshow combines the previous lessons (The Blessed
Life - 1; The Blessed Life - 2; and, The Blessed Life - The Rewards).
It is only in English (the others are in both English and Chinese), and
the slideshows are reformatted to 1024X768.

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  • 1. TheBlessedLifeMatthew 5.3-12
  • 2. "blessed"
  • 3. "blessed" Happy
  • 4. "blessed" > Happy
  • 5. "blessed" > Happy = Approved by God
  • 6. Blessed are thepoor in spirit:for theirs is thekingdom of heaven.
  • 7. Blessed are thepoor in spirit:for theirs is thekingdom of heaven.
  • 8. For you know the grace of our Lord JesusChrist, that though He was rich, yet for yoursake He became poor, so that you by Hispoverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)
  • 9. but emptied Himself, by taking the form ofa servant, being born in the likeness of men. (Philippians 2:7)
  • 10. “God opposes the proud, but gives graceto the humble.” (James 4:6)
  • 11. Clothe yourselves, all of you, withhumility toward one another. (1 Peter 5.5)
  • 12. Clothe yourselves, all of you, withhumility toward one another. (1 Peter 5.5)
  • 13. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12.10)
  • 14. Blessed are theythat mourn:for they shall becomforted.
  • 15. And he looked around at them with anger,grieved at their hardness of heart (Mark 3:5)
  • 16. When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jewswho had come with her also weeping, He wasdeeply moved in his spirit andgreatly troubled. (John 11:33)
  • 17. Jesus wept. (John 11:35)When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jewswho had come with her also weeping, He wasdeeply moved in his spirit andgreatly troubled. (John 11:33)
  • 18. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills theprophets and stones those who are sent to it!How often would I have gathered your childrentogether as a hen gathers her brood under herwings, and you were not willing! (Matthew 23:37-39)
  • 19. Why did Jesus mourn? SIN!
  • 20. And you are arrogant! Ought you not ratherto mourn? (1 Corinthians 5:2)
  • 21. I fear that when I come again my God mayhumble me before you, and I may have to mournover many of those who sinned earlierand have not repented... (2 Corinthians 12:21)
  • 22. I fear that when I come again my God mayhumble me before you, and I may have to mournover many of those who sinned earlierand have not repented... (2 Corinthians 12:21)
  • 23. My eyes shed streams of tears,because people do not keep your law. (Psalm 119:136)
  • 24. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify yourhearts, you double-minded. Be wretched andmourn and weep. Let your laughter be turnedto mourning and your joy to gloom. (James 4:8-9)
  • 25. Why should I mourn? SIN!
  • 26. Blessed are themeek: for theyshall inherit theearth.
  • 27. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, forI am gentle and lowly in heart, and you willfind rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, andmy burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)
  • 28. a bruised reed he will not break,and a smoldering wick he will not quench, (Matthew 12:20)
  • 29. In the temple he found those who were sellingoxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip ofcords, he drove them all out of the temple, withthe sheep and oxen. And he poured out thecoins of the money-changers and overturnedtheir tables. (John 2:14-15)
  • 30. His disciples remembered that it was written,“Zeal for your house will consume me.” (John 2:17)
  • 31. for God gave us a spirit notof fear but of power andlove and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7)
  • 32. but let your adorning be thehidden person of the heartwith the imperishable beautyof a gentle and quiet spirit,which in Gods sight is veryprecious. (1 Peter 3:4)
  • 33. but in your hearts honorChrist the Lord as holy, alwaysbeing prepared to make adefense to anyone who asksyou for a reason for the hopethat is in you; yet do it withgentleness and respect, (1 Peter 3:15)
  • 34. Brothers, if anyone is caught inany transgression, you who arespiritual should restore him ina spirit of gentleness. Keepwatch on yourself, lest you toobe tempted. (Galatians 6:1)
  • 35. Blessed are they that hunger andthirst after righteousness:for they shall be filled.
  • 36. Jesus said to them, “My food is to do thewill of Him who sent me and to accomplishHis work. (John 4:34)
  • 37. The water that I will give him willbecome in him a spring of water wellingup to eternal life.” (John 4:14)
  • 38. Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life;whoever comes to me shall not hunger, andwhoever believes in me shall never thirst. (John 6:35)
  • 39. As a deer pants for flowing streams,so pants my soul for you, O God.My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.When shall I come and appear before God? (Psalm 42:1-2)
  • 40. Blessed are the merciful:for they shallreceive mercy.
  • 41. When he went ashore he saw a greatcrowd, and he had compassion on themand healed their sick. (Matthew 14:14)
  • 42. Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “Ihave compassion on the crowd because theyhave been with me now three days and havenothing to eat. And I am unwilling to sendthem away hungry, lest they faint on theway.” (Matthew 15:32)
  • 43. But God, being rich in mercy,because of the great love withwhich he loved us, (Ephesians 2:4)
  • 44. But God, being rich in mercy,because of the great love withwhich he loved us, (Ephesians 2:4)
  • 45. But God, being rich in mercy,because of the great love withwhich he loved us, (Ephesians 2:4)
  • 46. (Luke 10:30-37)
  • 47. (Luke 10:30-37)
  • 48. (Luke 10:30-37)
  • 49. (Luke 10:30-37)
  • 50. Which of these three, do you think,proved to be a neighbor to the manwho fell among the robbers? (Luke 10:36)
  • 51. He said, “The one whoshowed him mercy.” (Luke 10:37)
  • 52. And Jesus said to him, “Yougo, and do likewise.” (Luke 10:37)
  • 53. And should not you have had mercy onyour fellow servant, as I had mercy on you? (Matthew 18:33)
  • 54. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6.36)
  • 55. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6.36)
  • 56. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6.36)
  • 57. Blessed are the pure in heart:for they shall see God.
  • 58. Ingredients:Orange Juice, Lessthan 1% of: CalciumPhosphate* andCalcium Lactate*(calcium sources),Vitamin D3*100% PURE?
  • 59. Blessed are the pure in heart:for they shall see God.
  • 60. Blessed are the pure in heart:for they shall see God.
  • 61. Blessed are the pure in heart:for they shall see God.
  • 62. Blessed are the pure in heart:for they shall see God.
  • 63. Blessed are the pure in heart:for they shall see God.
  • 64. For I have come down from heaven, notto do my own will but the will of Himwho sent me. (John 6:38)
  • 65. You cannot serve God and money. (Matthew 6:24)
  • 66. And everyone who thushopes in Him purifieshimself as He is pure. (1 John 3:3)
  • 67. Blessed are thepeacemakers:for they shall becalled sons ofGod.
  • 68. And he came and preached peace to you whowere far off and peace to those who werenear. For through him we both have access inone Spirit to the Father. (Ephesians 2:17-18)
  • 69. If possible, so far as itdepends on you, livepeaceably with all. (Romans 12:18)
  • 70. If possible, so far as itdepends on you, livepeaceably with all. (Romans 12:18)
  • 71. Blessed are they thathave been persecutedfor righteousness’ sake:for theirs is the kingdomof heaven.
  • 72. Blessed are you whenothers revile you andpersecute you and utter allkinds of evil against youfalsely on my account.Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
  • 73. Blessed are you whenothers revile you andpersecute you and utter allkinds of evil against youfalsely on my account.Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
  • 74. who for the joy that was set before Himendured the cross (Hebrews 12:2)
  • 75. who for the joy that was set before Himendured the cross (Hebrews 12:2)
  • 76. Then they left the presenceof the council, rejoicingthat they were countedworthy to suffer dishonorfor the name. (Acts 5:41)
  • 77. Then they left the presenceof the council, rejoicingthat they were countedworthy to suffer dishonorfor the name. (Acts 5:41)
  • 78. BLESSED Him Poor in of Spirit More Persecuted Less of PeacemakersE Mourn Me gm Pure in n p Heart i t l Meek y Merciful l i i n F g Hunger & Thirst for Righteousness
  • 79. THEREWARDS
  • 80. poor in spirit mourn meek hunger and B thirst for L Erighteousness S S merciful E D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 81. poor in spirit mourn meek hunger and B R thirst for L E E Wrighteousness S S A merciful E R D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 82. Rewardfor your reward isgreat in heaven (Matthew 5:12)
  • 83. RewardShould weserve God forthe rewards?
  • 84. RewardHe rewards thosewho seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 85. RewardHe rewards thosewho seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 86. Rewardfor then you willhave no rewardfrom your Fatherwho is in heaven. (Matthew 6:1)
  • 87. RewardNow to the one whoworks, his wages arenot counted as a giftbut as his due. (Romans 4:4)
  • 88. The rewards areSPIRITUAL.
  • 89. The rewards are SPIRITUAL.Lay up for yourselvestreasures in heaven (Matthew 6:20)
  • 90. The rewards are SPIRITUAL.Lay up for yourselvestreasures in heaven (Matthew 6:20)
  • 91. The rewards are bothPRESENT and FUTURE.
  • 92. The rewards are both PRESENT and FUTURE.godliness is of value inevery way, as it holdspromise for the presentlife and also for the lifeto come. (1 Timothy 4.8)
  • 93. The rewards are both PRESENT and FUTURE.I came that they mayhave life and have itabundantly. (John 10:10)
  • 94. poor in spirit mourn meek hunger and B R thirst for L E E Wrighteousness S S A merciful E R D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 95. poor in spirit mourn meek hunger and B R thirst for L E E Wrighteousness S S A merciful E R D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 96. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn meek hunger and B R thirst for L E E Wrighteousness S S A merciful E R D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 97. kingdom of heavenMy kingdom is not of this world. (John 18.36)
  • 98. kingdom of heaventransferred us to the kingdom of hisbeloved Son (Colossians 1:13)
  • 99. kingdom of heaven“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn andbecome like children, you will never enterthe kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:3)
  • 100. kingdom of heaven made us a kingdom (Revelation 1:6)
  • 101. kingdom of heavenand you have made them a kingdom (Revelation 5:10)
  • 102. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn meek hunger and B R thirst for L E E Wrighteousness S S A merciful E R D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 103. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek hunger and B R thirst for L E E Wrighteousness S S A merciful E R D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 104. comforted
  • 105. comforted
  • 106. comforted to comfort all who mourn (Isaiah 61:2)
  • 107. comforted Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, (2 Corinthians 1:3)
  • 108. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek hunger and B R thirst for L E E Wrighteousness S S A merciful E R D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 109. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L E E Wrighteousness S S A merciful E R D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 110. inherit the earth
  • 111. as having nothing, yet possessing everything. (2 Corinthians 6:10)inherit the earth
  • 112. For all things are yours (1 Corinthians 3:21)inherit the earth
  • 113. for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. (Philippians 4:11)inherit the earth
  • 114. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L E E Wrighteousness S S A merciful E R D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 115. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L be satisfied E E Wrighteousness S S A merciful E R D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 116. be satisfied
  • 117. but whoever drinks ofthe water that I willgive him will never bethirsty again. The be satisfiedwater that I will givehim will become inhim a spring of waterwelling up to eternallife.” (John 4:14)
  • 118. Jesus said to them, “Iam the bread of life;whoever comes to meshall not hunger, and be satisfiedwhoever believes inme shall never thirst. (John 6:35)
  • 119. be satisfied
  • 120. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L be satisfied E E Wrighteousness S S A merciful E R D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 121. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L be satisfied E E Wrighteousness S S A E receive mercy R merciful D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 122. receive mercy And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ (Matthew 18:33)
  • 123. receive mercy Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
  • 124. receive mercy Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life (Psalm 23:6)
  • 125. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L be satisfied E E Wrighteousness S S A E receive mercy R merciful D D pure in heartpeacemakers persecuted
  • 126. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L be satisfied E E Wrighteousness S S A E receive mercy R merciful D D pure in heart see Godpeacemakers persecuted
  • 127. see God No one has ever seen God (John 1:18)
  • 128. see God unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3)
  • 129. see God Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. (John 14:9)
  • 130. see God looking to Jesus (Hebrews 12:2)
  • 131. see God
  • 132. see God
  • 133. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L be satisfied E E Wrighteousness S S A E receive mercy R merciful D D pure in heart see Godpeacemakers persecuted
  • 134. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L be satisfied E E Wrighteousness S S A E receive mercy R merciful D D pure in heart see God called sonspeacemakers of God persecuted
  • 135. called sons of God James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder) (Mark 3:17)
  • 136. called sons of God
  • 137. called sons of God for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. (Galatians 3:26)
  • 138. called sons of God But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:44-45)
  • 139. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L be satisfied E E Wrighteousness S S A E receive mercy R merciful D D pure in heart see God called sonspeacemakers of God persecuted
  • 140. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L be satisfied E E Wrighteousness S S A E receive mercy R merciful D D pure in heart see God called sonspeacemakers of God persecuted kingdom of heaven
  • 141. kingdom of heaven made us a kingdom (Revelation 1:6)
  • 142. kingdom of heaven and you have made them a kingdom (Revelation 5:10)
  • 143. kingdom of heavenpartner in the tribulation and thekingdom and the patient endurancethat are in Jesus (Revelation 1:9)
  • 144. kingdom of heavenAnd I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,“Now the salvation and the power and thekingdom of our God and the authority of hisChrist have come, for the accuser of ourbrothers has been thrown down, whoaccuses them day and night before our God. (Revelation 12:10)
  • 145. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L be satisfied E E Wrighteousness S S A E receive mercy R merciful D D pure in heart see God called sonspeacemakers of God persecuted kingdom of heaven
  • 146. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L be satisfied E E Wrighteousness S S A E receive mercy R merciful D D pure in heart see God called sonspeacemakers of God persecuted kingdom of heaven
  • 147. poor in spirit kingdom of heaven mourn comforted meek inherit the earth hunger and B R thirst for L be satisfied E E Wrighteousness S S A E receive mercy R merciful D D pure in heart see God called sonspeacemakers of God persecuted kingdom of heaven
  • 148. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Smiling girl: iStock_000009494535Thumbs up: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/Thumbs_up.jpgOld Man: iStock_000002601859Crying boy: iStock_000004530116Horse boy: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/Mongolian_horse_10.JPGBirds: http://www.saaste.net/gallery/v/animals/anti_hunger_strike.jpg.htmlWhite man with heart: iStock_000010772251hands: iStock_000004507849smiley faces: crestock.comClock: http://www.abcteach.com/directory/clip_art/schooleducation/around_the_classroom/Shepherd: iStock_000007264337Pharisee and Tax Collector: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qj3UsToau3A/TMGtek63caI/AAAAAAAAAw0/wgzTrUqIHJc/s1600/Pharase+Publican+300.jpgThorn: http://joesprimalscream.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/thorn.jpgMan with tear on cheek: iStock_000002679923Horse: shutterstock_2634792Deer: http://www.public-domain-image.com/full-image/fauna-animals-public-domain-images-pictures/deers-public-domain-images-pictures/white-tailed-deer-pictures/eight-point-white-tailed-deer-buck-odocoileus-virginianus-standing-in-dry-grass-with-big-blue-sky.jpg-copyright-friendly-photo.html
  • 149. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Samaritan: http://sermons4kids.com/martin-samaritan6.jpgUnforgiving Servant and fellowservant: http://clipart.christiansunite.com/1347100861/Pictures_of_Jesus_Clipart/His_Parables_Clipart/His_Parables028.jpgMan pulled in two directions: iStock_000009809507White robe: iStock_000004154352Bound man: iStock_000001125640Mean girls: © Can Stock Photo Inc. / ilona75 <!-- HTML Credit Code for Can Stock Photo--> <ahref="http://www.canstockphoto.com">(c) Can Stock Photo</a>
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  • 151. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Samaritan: http://sermons4kids.com/martin-samaritan6.jpgUnforgiving Servant and fellowservant: http://clipart.christiansunite.com/1347100861/Pictures_of_Jesus_Clipart/His_Parables_Clipart/His_Parables028.jpgMan pulled in two directions: iStock_000009809507White robe: iStock_000004154352Bound man: iStock_000001125640Mean girls: © Can Stock Photo Inc. / ilona75 <!-- HTML Credit Code for Can Stock Photo--> <ahref="http://www.canstockphoto.com">(c) Can Stock Photo</a>Orange Juice: http://productnutrition.thecoca-colacompany.com/products/simply-orange-with-calcium-and-vitamin-d?packagingId=16101#ingredients
  • 152. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Father comforting daughter: iStock_000003759763Earth: Keynote ImagesCornucopia: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DkcKz1YPC1M/TQGjDu0sIyI/AAAAAAAAAG0/ppP2uV1MhYE/s1600/cornucopia.jpgArm on Cross: iStock_000008640632Treasure Chest: iStock_000008206538Gates: iStock_000010130148No symbol: Keynote JamCross Crown: https://www.ernestangley.org/images/made/uploads/wallpapers/wp_cross_crown_4x3_1024_768.jpgFollowing Father: http://www.flickr.com/photos/izak_ben/5703940310/sizes/l/in/photostream/Hand dropping to hand: iStock_000003885961
  • 153. Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart www.churchofchristmiranda.com The Blessed Life Matthew 5.3-12Synopsis: In this lesson you will learn about the 8 character traits necessary for those who are in Christ’skingdom. For each of these, we will look to Jesus as our example to follow. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”