Choosing to Live a Blessed Life (Indiana)

Matthew 5:1-12 KJV

1     And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

2     And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, declaring who are blessed

3     Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4     Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5     Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

6     Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

7     Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

8     Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9     Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10   Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11   Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12   Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Beatitudes is Latin for Blessing or Blessed.

Blessed refers to those who are and/or will be happy, fortunate, or as those who are to be congratulated because of God’s response to their behavior or situation.

The BIG picture that Jesus is always teaching is that the Kingdom is near.

Break down the name of Emmanuel –

  • Manu – With Us
  • El – God

Throughout all of the Bible, God is constantly reminding us that God will always be with Us

The Good News is not just that Jesus came into the world, the Good News is that He will never leave us nor forsake us.

The Four Categories

I. Hurting – v. 3 – 4

Comfort

Com – To bring together

Fort – Strength

When God comforts us, He combines His strength, His Grace, His Mercy, and His Love with my weakness.

II. Humble – v. 5 – 6

Inheritance & Fulfillment

Matthew 6: 31–34 KJV31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

III. Heart-Filled – v. 7 – 9

God’s desire for humanity is to allow God access to one’s heart.

IV. Hated – v. 10 – 11

  • Living a blessed life is not for the faint of heart.
  • Keep a Marathon Mentality
  • Remember that the Kingdom is near.

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