The Beatitudes - Week 2 (02/14/ 2010)

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The Beatitudes - Week 2 (02/14/ 2010)

  1. 1. 6<br />8<br />7<br />3<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for<br />Extra-“ordinary” Living<br />part - 2 <br />
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  3. 3. 6<br />8<br />7<br />3<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for<br />Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  4. 4. 6<br />8<br />Paradoxical<br />7<br />3<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  5. 5. 6<br />8<br />Paradoxical<br />7<br />3<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  6. 6. 6<br />8<br />7<br />3<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  7. 7. 6<br />8<br />Paradoxical<br />Pronouncements…not probabilities<br />Progressive<br />7<br />3<br />Poor in spirit<br />Persecuted<br />Mourning<br />Peacemakers<br />Meek & Gentle<br />Pure in Heart<br />Hunger & Thirst<br />Merciful<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  8. 8. 6<br />8<br />Matthew 5:3<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   <br />7<br />3<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  9. 9. 6<br />8<br />Matthew 5:3<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   <br />7<br />3<br />“penichros” – poor but not penniless<br />1As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. <br />Luke 21:1-2<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  10. 10. 6<br />8<br />Matthew 5:3<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   <br />7<br />3<br />“ptochos” – to shrink, cower, or cringe<br />19"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. Luke 16:20<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  11. 11. 6<br />8<br />Matthew 5:3<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   <br />7<br />3<br />“ptochos” – to shrink, cower, or cringe<br />11The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.‘ Luke 18:11,12<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  12. 12. 6<br />8<br />Matthew 5:3<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   <br />7<br />3<br />“ptochos” – to shrink, cower, or cringe<br />13"But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'<br />Luke 18:13<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  13. 13. 6<br />8<br />Matthew 5:3<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   <br />7<br />3<br />“ptochos” – to shrink, cower, or cringe<br />14"I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 18:14<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  14. 14. 6<br />8<br />Matthew 5:3<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   <br />7<br />3<br />“ptochos” – to shrink, cower, or cringe<br />3And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3,4<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  15. 15. 6<br />8<br />Matthew 5:3<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   <br />7<br />3<br />“ptochos” – to shrink, cower, or cringe<br />“I am rich and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” not knowing that she was instead “wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, Revelation 3:17<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  16. 16. Will lose his or her preoccupation with self. <br />15Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.<br />I Timothy 1:15<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. <br />
  17. 17. Will lose his or her preoccupation with self. <br />18I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. <br />Romans 7:18<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. <br />
  18. 18. Will lose his or her preoccupation with self. <br />8What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ. Philippians 3:8<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. <br />
  19. 19. Will lose his or her preoccupation with self. <br />“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 2 Corinthians 4:7<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. <br />
  20. 20. Will lose his or her preoccupation with self.<br />Will realize they can’t go it alone. <br />34"Where have you laid him?" he asked. "Come and see, Lord," they replied. 35Jesus wept.  36Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him!"John 11:34-36 <br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. <br />
  21. 21. Will lose his or her preoccupation with self.<br />Will realize they can’t go it alone. <br />41As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it. Luke 19:41<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. <br />
  22. 22. Will lose his or her preoccupation with self.<br />Will realize they can’t go it alone. <br />15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. <br />
  23. 23. Will lose his or her preoccupation with self.<br />Will realize they can’t go it alone. <br />Will not complain but be grateful for whatever we get knowing we didn’t deserve anything to begin with.<br />15 “…Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?” Matthew 20:15<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. <br />
  24. 24. Will lose his or her preoccupation with self.<br />Will realize they can’t go it alone. <br />Will not complain but be grateful for whatever we get knowing we didn’t deserve anything to begin with.<br />Will receive their greatest joy by serving.<br />28 . . .the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.“ Matthew 20:28<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. <br />
  25. 25. Who do you boast in the most? Yourself or God?<br />When was the last time you reached out in love & cooperation to someone? Or are you content to go it alone?<br />How grateful are you for what you have? Or do you think you’ve earned everything you have?<br />What is your greatest joy? Is it when others serve you or when you get to serve others?<br /> 3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,       for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. <br />
  26. 26. 6<br />8<br />Helpful Steps for Growing in Humility<br />Remember you are nothing without God.<br />7<br />3<br />20 Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and thought, ,”I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had left him. Judges 16:20<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  27. 27. 6<br />8<br />Helpful Steps for Growing in Humility<br />Remember you are nothing without God.<br />7<br />3<br />20 Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and thought, ,”I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had left him. Judges 16:20<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  28. 28. 6<br />8<br />Helpful Steps for Growing in Humility<br />Remember you are nothing without God.<br />Be wiling to remove the things that feed your pride.<br />7<br />3<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  29. 29. 6<br />8<br />Helpful Steps for Growing in Humility<br />Remember you are nothing without God.<br />Be wiling to remove the things that feed your pride.<br />See yourself & your accomplishments in comparison to God and His holiness & power.<br />7<br />3<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  30. 30. 6<br />8<br />Helpful Steps for Growing in Humility<br />Remember you are nothing without God.<br />Be wiling to remove the things that feed your pride.<br />See yourself & your accomplishments in comparison to God and His holiness & power.<br />7<br />3<br />3 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” Isaiah 6:5,6<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  31. 31. 6<br />8<br />Helpful Steps for Growing in Humility<br />Remember you are nothing without God.<br />Be wiling to remove the things that feed your pride.<br />See yourself & your accomplishments in comparison to God and His holiness & power.<br />7<br />5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” 6When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.” 7So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “God away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” Luke 5:5-8<br />3<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  32. 32. 6<br />8<br />Helpful Steps for Growing in Humility<br />Remember you are nothing without God.<br />Be wiling to remove the things that feed your pride.<br />See yourself & your accomplishments in comparison to God and His holiness & power.<br />Stay as close to God as possible in desperate prayer & in His Word.<br />7<br />3<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for Extra-“ordinary” Living <br />
  33. 33. 6<br />8<br />7<br />3<br />THE BEATITUDES<br />Eight Essentials for<br />Extra-“ordinary” Living<br />part - 2<br />

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