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Our Four Week Study of the Beatitudes

Our Four Week Study of the Beatitudes

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  • 1. A Study of the Beatitudes St. J & B Presents: Plus Wednesday Home Groups! Sundays: Feb. 2nd: Blessed are the Poor In Spirit/Those Who Mourn/The Meek Feb. 9th: Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness Feb. 16th: The Merciful/The Pure in Heart Feb. 23rd: The Peacemakers/The Persecuted
  • 2. Understanding The Beatitudes Matt. 5:1-11
  • 3. The Beatitudes Matthew 5 “The beatitudes are not talking about eight different kinds of people. Rather, these are eight qualities and characteristics of ONE type of people: people who enter the Kingdom of God.”
  • 4. The Beatitudes: The Ladder to the Kingdom Matt. 5:1-11
  • 5. The Beatitudes Matthew 5 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 1. „Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 2. „Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 3. „Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matt. 5:1-5
  • 6. The Beatitudes Matthew 5 1. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Matt. 5:3 heaven.” *Your problems are beyond
  • 7. A.A. Step One “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol— that our lives had become unmanageable.”
  • 8. Paul’s Poverty Romans 7 “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.”
  • 9. The Beatitudes Matthew 5 2. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” 5:4 Matt. *Your problem is sin*
  • 10. Mourning & Repentance Psalm 51 “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.”
  • 11. The Beatitudes Matthew 5 3. “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” 5:5 Matt. *Your problem is you*
  • 12. The Beatitudes Matthew 5 “Dear editor, the problem with the universe is me.” G. K. Chesterton