Presentation on theme: "Matthew 5:1-12 The 8 th Beatitude. Poor in spirit Mourn Meek Hunger / Thirst Right With God Mercy Pure in Heart Peacemakers Persecuted Right With Man."— Presentation transcript:
Matthew 5:1-12 The 8 th Beatitude
Poor in spirit Mourn Meek Hunger / Thirst Right With God Mercy Pure in Heart Peacemakers Persecuted Right With Man
Right living 1.Introduces humility 2.Repentance 3.Meekness 4.Craving for righteousness 5.Mercy 6.Purity of heart 7.Peaceableness
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake Matt. 5:10 Persecuted the best Prosecuted the worst Conflict between good and evil, right and wrong In the world you shall have tribulation Jn.16:33
2 Tim. 3:12 all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. John 15:20 If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you. 1 Pet. 4:16 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people's matters. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.
Prosecuted - action for one guilty of wrong Persecuted - evil to one not guilty of wrong Defined – (1) to harass or punish - to injure, grieve, cause to suffer because of belief. (2) To annoy with persistent or urgent approaches - pester
Why are the righteous persecuted? 1. They are different The world does not like this John 15:19 you are not of the world The world loves sin They dislike the godly
Why are the righteous persecuted?
Matt. 14 – Herod had John beheaded Sinner is enemy of God Trying to get at God Goes after those who follow God John 3:20 Why are the righteous persecuted? 2. Rebuke to the unrighteous
3. For Envy Wicked dislike those who do better Genesis 4 - Cain angry with Abel Why are the righteous persecuted?
4. The Righteous interfere Acts 16:16-24 Opposes the barroom – abortion - homosexuality - gambling Why are the righteous persecuted?
1. Physical Murder – Cain killed Abel - 1 Jn.3:12 - John beheaded - Jesus Crucified - Stephen stoned Sold - Josephs brothers sold him Prison – Joseph - for righteousness - Peter and John Paul was persecuted – 2 Cor.11:23-27
2. Verbal Today this is the form we often suffer Matt.5:11 revile - reproach Defame, chide, taunt Slander Lies Ridicule False accusations
We should not… Whine and complain Indulge in self pity Try to get even - Rom.12:17-21 Give up - Matt. 10:22 You will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.
We should … Rejoice and be exceeding glad v.12 Acts 5:41 rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. Acts 16: Paul and Silas in prison
If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.
The Reward Great is your reward in heaven – v.12 Rom. 8:17 – suffer with him Heb. 10:32-34 – endured afflictions Mark 10:29,30 – world to come
Company is wonderful For so persecuted they the prophets that were before you. – v.12 Leaders are the chief sufferers Gods best loved people have suffered persecution
First – condition of becoming a citizen of the kingdom Poor in spirit = Humble of heart Last – Describes character of one who has become a citizen Persecuted = great is their reward
Specific - Righteous persecuted Results - Kingdom of heaven Principle - Endurance Application - Hardships are common The 8 th Beatitude
Blessed. Matt. 5:3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Salvation Hear the gospel (Rom. 10:17) Believe In Jesus (Jn. 8:24) REPENT of your sins (Lk. 13:3) Confess your faith(Matt. 10:32-33) Baptized Into Christ (Acts 2:38) Faithful until death (Rev. 2:10) REMISSION OF SINS