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The Beatitudes – Poor In Spirit
May 15, 2021
Matthew 5:1-12 NIV Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. He said: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
- These statements reveal where true happiness can be found.
- These statements show the potential of what can be ours.
We will never depend on something we don’t think we need.
What God Provides
- Without Jesus, I pay for my own sins.
Romans 3:23 NIV
- Without Jesus, I can only cope through my pain and my life.
Jeremiah 6:14 NLT
- Without Jesus, I’m trying to find or create my own life.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
- Without Jesus, I’m living my life for joys that fade away.
1 Peter 1:3-4 NIV