LIFESTYLES OF THE        POOR AND NAMELESS                     Matthew 5:1-5THE DISCIPLE’S HANDBOOKStudies in the Sermon o...
1. Why do you think God allows bad things to happen to                           Christians?                              ...
THE DISCIPLE’S HANDBOOK            Worship       Economy    Code                       RelationshipsCharacter         Disc...
THE KINGDOM OF GODPhilippians 3:20 … our citizenship is in heaven. Andwe eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus...
The “Kingdom of God” in the BibleMoses        David       Jesus
G.K. Chesterton:“On the first reading of the Sermon on the Mountyou feel that it turns everything upside down, butthe seco...
Matthew 5:1-2 Now when he saw the crowds, he  went up on a mountainside and  sat down. His disciples came tohim, 2 and he ...
What is a disciple?      Learner      Follower      Student     Apprentice
THE DISCIPLE’S CHARACTER       Matthew 5:1-16
2. What do you think is the best description of the "blessed"                people in Matthew 5:1-5?                 4% 4...
THE DISCIPLE’S CHARACTERLifestyles of the Poor and Nameless (5:1-5)
LIFESTYLES OF THE POOR & NAMELESS     The Disciple’s Three Great Needs
BLESSED ARE …
3. When Jesus said "Blessed are the poor in spirit," to whom                     was he referring?     Beggars on the stre...
BLESSED ARE …The Spiritually Bankrupt
Blessed are …Spiritually     • Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, forBankrupt          theirs is the kingdom of ...
Luke 18:10-12  "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a   Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The    Pharisee ...
Luke 18:13  "But the tax collector stood at adistance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and  said,...
Luke 18:14"I tell you that this man, rather than    the other, went home justifiedbefore God. For everyone who exaltshimse...
Philippians 3:4-8   ... If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on...
Blessed are …Spiritually     • Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, forBankrupt          theirs is the kingdom of ...
BLESSED ARE …The Deeply Dismayed
Blessed are …   Spiritually     • Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for   Bankrupt          theirs is the kingd...
4. When Jesus said "Blessed are those who mourn," to whom                     was he referring?                      3%   ...
Happy are the Sad?!!!Blessed are              Blessed arethose who                those who MOURN!                    MOAN!
BLESSED ARE …The Totally Inadequate
5. How would you describe yourself?  3%                                  A "can-do" person who is                         ...
Blessed are …   Spiritually     • Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for   Bankrupt          theirs is the kingd...
1 Corinthians 1:26-29Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Notmany of you were wise by human standards; n...
Matthew 18:3“Unless you change andbecome like littlechildren, you will never enterthe kingdom of heaven.”
Blessed are …   Spiritually     • Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for   Bankrupt          theirs is the kingd...
CONGRATULATIONS!The kingdom of heaven is yours!
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Lesson 1 in a series on the Sermon on the Mount. Adapted from a lesson with the same title by Chip Bell at www.Bible.org. Presented September 9, 2012, at Palm Desert Church of Christ, by Dale Wells.

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120909 sm 01 lifestyles of the poor and nameless

  1. 1. LIFESTYLES OF THE POOR AND NAMELESS Matthew 5:1-5THE DISCIPLE’S HANDBOOKStudies in the Sermon on the Mount
  2. 2. 1. Why do you think God allows bad things to happen to Christians? To make us feel helpless 15% 0% To punish us for sins weve committed55% 30% To warn us about how bad things can become if we engage in sin Because those bad things are the very best things that can happen to us
  3. 3. THE DISCIPLE’S HANDBOOK Worship Economy Code RelationshipsCharacter Disciple’s Choices
  4. 4. THE KINGDOM OF GODPhilippians 3:20 … our citizenship is in heaven. Andwe eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ
  5. 5. The “Kingdom of God” in the BibleMoses David Jesus
  6. 6. G.K. Chesterton:“On the first reading of the Sermon on the Mountyou feel that it turns everything upside down, butthe second time you read it, you discover that itturns everything right side up. The first time youread it, you feel that it is impossible, but thesecond time you feel that nothing else is possible.”
  7. 7. Matthew 5:1-2 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came tohim, 2 and he began to teach them
  8. 8. What is a disciple? Learner Follower Student Apprentice
  9. 9. THE DISCIPLE’S CHARACTER Matthew 5:1-16
  10. 10. 2. What do you think is the best description of the "blessed" people in Matthew 5:1-5? 4% 4% The best and brightest people 20% The most beautiful people72% The strongest and bravest people The worlds outcasts
  11. 11. THE DISCIPLE’S CHARACTERLifestyles of the Poor and Nameless (5:1-5)
  12. 12. LIFESTYLES OF THE POOR & NAMELESS The Disciple’s Three Great Needs
  13. 13. BLESSED ARE …
  14. 14. 3. When Jesus said "Blessed are the poor in spirit," to whom was he referring? Beggars on the street corners Those who dont have enough money to survive Those who cant find work Those who feel they have no inherent goodness to offer to God 0% 0% 100%
  15. 15. BLESSED ARE …The Spiritually Bankrupt
  16. 16. Blessed are …Spiritually • Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, forBankrupt theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  17. 17. Luke 18:10-12 "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The 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 taxcollector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.
  18. 18. Luke 18:13 "But the tax collector stood at adistance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
  19. 19. Luke 18:14"I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justifiedbefore God. For everyone who exaltshimself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
  20. 20. Philippians 3:4-8 ... If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regardto the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as forlegalistic righteousness, faultless. 7 But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, Iconsider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness ofknowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ
  21. 21. Blessed are …Spiritually • Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, forBankrupt theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  22. 22. BLESSED ARE …The Deeply Dismayed
  23. 23. Blessed are … Spiritually • Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for Bankrupt theirs is the kingdom of heaven. • Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, forDeeply Dismayed they will be comforted.
  24. 24. 4. When Jesus said "Blessed are those who mourn," to whom was he referring? 3% Because of bad things that 6% have happened to them 20% Because of the terrible shape the world is in 71% Because of the awful plight of people who suffer here and in other countries Because they, themselves, are not what they ought to be
  25. 25. Happy are the Sad?!!!Blessed are Blessed arethose who those who MOURN! MOAN!
  26. 26. BLESSED ARE …The Totally Inadequate
  27. 27. 5. How would you describe yourself? 3% A "can-do" person who is resourceful and self- confident as you face just about any challenge A "no-can-do" person who feels totally inadequate to 97% meet most challenges and who expects to fail
  28. 28. Blessed are … Spiritually • Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for Bankrupt theirs is the kingdom of heaven. • Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, forDeeply Dismayed they will be comforted. Totally • Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will Inadequate inherit the earth.
  29. 29. 1 Corinthians 1:26-29Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Notmany of you were wise by human standards; not manywere influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But Godchose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise;God chose the weak things of the world to shame thestrong. 28 He chose the lowly things of this world and thedespised things--and the things that are not--to nullify thethings that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.
  30. 30. Matthew 18:3“Unless you change andbecome like littlechildren, you will never enterthe kingdom of heaven.”
  31. 31. Blessed are … Spiritually • Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for Bankrupt theirs is the kingdom of heaven. • Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, forDeeply Dismayed they will be comforted. Totally • Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek, for they will Inadequate inherit the earth.
  32. 32. CONGRATULATIONS!The kingdom of heaven is yours!

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