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In this sermon, we study the final four Beatitudes.
Jesus teaches the way of true blessedness. In Part 1 we explore the first four Beatitudes.
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The beatitudes gives 9 characteristics of human behavior which are the only ways to receive a great reward in Heaven. To be poor in spirit one must recognize that they are empty, destitute, worthless and utterly be spiritually bankrupt, knowing that this allows one to look to God (read His word), starve your flesh and beg God for help.
With Christmas one the way Miles Valley takes the Beatitudes and goes towards the meaning of Christmas. The fulfillment of the law leads to the reason why Jesus had to come down to earth.
You’re used to hearing that being blessed means you’ll be wealthy and healthy; that you’ll live a long and victorious life. There are a lot of books in the bookstore that say exactly that. But here, Jesus is giving wonderful news to the humble, the poor, the mourners and the peacemakers. In the Kingdom of God, the controls work backwards.
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit? What does that mean? We begin our study in the Beatitudes with the very first and study what it means to be poor in Spirit and what our blessings are.
Today, we complete our summer series, Blessed, on the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. We finish with "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy." What exactly is mercy and what does it mean for us to be merciful to others?
We need to always remember that our citizenship is not in this world, but in the eternal Kingdom of God, where Jesus is preparing a place for each one who has been adopted into the family of God. Let each of us be diligent, as we experience the persecution that we know will come in this life, to remember who we are, where we are going, and what awaits us.