MATTHEW 4:20From that time on Jesus began topreach,“Repent, for the kingdom of heavenhas come near.”
HeavenEarth
PRESUMEDREQUIREMENTS FORENTRANCE INTO GOD’S1. Had to be ethnically JEWISH2. Had to be MALEKINGDOM3. Had to be religiously ...
“This is abattle, a war & the casualtiescould be your hearts &souls...”“No matterwhat anybody tells you,words & ideas
THE “BEATITUDES”Latin “Beatus” = happy, blissful                   or fortunate
THE “BEATITUDES”Latin “Beatus” = happy, blissful                   or fortunateMakarios = highest form or well            ...
THE “BEATITUDES”Latin “Beatus” = happy, blissful                   or fortunateMakarios = highest form or well            ...
MATTHEW 5:20For I tell you that unless yourrighteousnesssurpasses that of the Pharisees &the teachers of the law, you will...
“BLESSED ARE…”        Makarios might best be                   translated:           “Truly well off...” or“Those for whom...
“This is abattle, a war & the casualtiescould be your hearts &souls...”“No matterwhat anybody tells you,words & ideas
MATTHEW 5:1-5Now when Jesus saw thecrowds, He went upon a mountainside & satdown. His disciples came toHim, & He began to ...
MATTHEW 5:6-10Blessed are those who hunger& thirst for righteousness, forthey will be filled. Blessedare the merciful, for...
MATTHEW 5:11-12Blessed are you when peopleinsult you, persecute you &falsely say all kinds of evilagainst you because of M...
THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are the poor in spirit,OFF...for theirs is the kingdom ofheaven.”- Spiritual zeros- Spiritually ban...
THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are those whoOFF...mourn,for they will be comforted.”- Spouse died or left- Paralyzed by rejection-...
THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are the meek,OFF...for they will inherit the earth.”- Shy, intimidated- Mild, unassertive- Always t...
THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are those whoOFF...hunger & thirstfor righteousness, for they willbe filled.”- Despise injustice- L...
THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are the merciful,OFF...for they will be shown mercy.”- Taken advantage of- Mocked by the strong- Ki...
THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are the pure in heart,OFF...for they will see God.”- Expect perfection- Rarely satisfied- Nothing i...
THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are theOFF...peacemakers,for they will be called childrenof God.”- Always in the middle- Trusted by...
THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are those who areOFF...persecuted because of righteousness, fortheirs is the kingdom of heaven.”- W...
THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are you when peopleOFF...insult you, persecute you &falsely say all kinds of evilagainst you becaus...
MATTHEW 5:20For I tell you that unless yourrighteousnesssurpasses that of the Pharisees &the teachers of the law, you will...
Vintage consp theory_9.16.12
Vintage consp theory_9.16.12
Vintage consp theory_9.16.12
Vintage consp theory_9.16.12
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  1. 1. MATTHEW 4:20From that time on Jesus began topreach,“Repent, for the kingdom of heavenhas come near.”
  2. 2. HeavenEarth
  3. 3. PRESUMEDREQUIREMENTS FORENTRANCE INTO GOD’S1. Had to be ethnically JEWISH2. Had to be MALEKINGDOM3. Had to be religiously PURE4. Had to be physically HEALTHY/WHOLE5. Had to be financially WEALTHY
  4. 4. “This is abattle, a war & the casualtiescould be your hearts &souls...”“No matterwhat anybody tells you,words & ideas
  5. 5. THE “BEATITUDES”Latin “Beatus” = happy, blissful or fortunate
  6. 6. THE “BEATITUDES”Latin “Beatus” = happy, blissful or fortunateMakarios = highest form or well being possible
  7. 7. THE “BEATITUDES”Latin “Beatus” = happy, blissful or fortunateMakarios = highest form or well being possible “Blessed are...” is NOT about “happiness” or about a condition one has earned by
  8. 8. MATTHEW 5:20For I tell you that unless yourrighteousnesssurpasses that of the Pharisees &the teachers of the law, you willcertainly not enter the kingdom ofheaven.
  9. 9. “BLESSED ARE…” Makarios might best be translated: “Truly well off...” or“Those for whom everything is truly good...”“The poor in spirit are truly well off because...”
  10. 10. “This is abattle, a war & the casualtiescould be your hearts &souls...”“No matterwhat anybody tells you,words & ideas
  11. 11. MATTHEW 5:1-5Now when Jesus saw thecrowds, He went upon a mountainside & satdown. His disciples came toHim, & He began to teachthem.He said: “Blessed are thepoor in spirit,for theirs is the kingdom of
  12. 12. MATTHEW 5:6-10Blessed are those who hunger& thirst for righteousness, forthey will be filled. Blessedare the merciful, for they willbe shown mercy.Blessed are the pure in heart,for they willsee God. Blessed are thepeacemakers, for they will be
  13. 13. MATTHEW 5:11-12Blessed are you when peopleinsult you, persecute you &falsely say all kinds of evilagainst you because of Me.Rejoice & be glad, becausegreat is your reward inheaven,for in the same way theypersecuted the
  14. 14. THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are the poor in spirit,OFF...for theirs is the kingdom ofheaven.”- Spiritual zeros- Spiritually bankrupt- Don’t know the law- No religious clout- Don’t know the language
  15. 15. THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are those whoOFF...mourn,for they will be comforted.”- Spouse died or left- Paralyzed by rejection- Lost entire 401k- Can’t avoid depression
  16. 16. THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are the meek,OFF...for they will inherit the earth.”- Shy, intimidated- Mild, unassertive- Always take the blame- Backed into a corner
  17. 17. THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are those whoOFF...hunger & thirstfor righteousness, for they willbe filled.”- Despise injustice- Long to see things set right, in themselves & in the world
  18. 18. THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are the merciful,OFF...for they will be shown mercy.”- Taken advantage of- Mocked by the strong- Kind to a fault
  19. 19. THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are the pure in heart,OFF...for they will see God.”- Expect perfection- Rarely satisfied- Nothing is ever good enough
  20. 20. THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are theOFF...peacemakers,for they will be called childrenof God.”- Always in the middle- Trusted by no one- Called anything BUT a “child of God...”
  21. 21. THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are those who areOFF...persecuted because of righteousness, fortheirs is the kingdom of heaven.”- Whistle blowers- Harassed for integrity- Refuse to comply with
  22. 22. THE TRULY WELL“Blessed are you when peopleOFF...insult you, persecute you &falsely say all kinds of evilagainst you because of Me.”- Insulted & lied about- Viewed as crazy- Rejected for their faith by family & friends
  23. 23. MATTHEW 5:20For I tell you that unless yourrighteousnesssurpasses that of the Pharisees &the teachers of the law, you willcertainly not enter the kingdom ofheaven.

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