6 Being poor in spirit Ok with who they are, don’t need to put on an act People like to be around themAdmit weaknesses & strengthsAdmit need for God & othersCan admire others without being jealous
7 Those who are meekDon’t try to get their own way using verbal, physical, emotional violenceDon’t make others feel stupidDon’t push others aroundDon’t need to manipulate others
8 Blessed are those who mourn When bad things are happening to others, it’s ok to be sadIf you aren’t, then you’re self-centred, selfish & not much of a friendAre you benefitting from their pain?
9 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercyThe merciful:Give others a 2nd chanceForgive others
10 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see GodThose pure in heart:Are our friends all the time,Are committed to us
11 Blessed are the peacemakers They shall be called sons & daughters of GodPeacemakers:Help us to “patch things up”
12 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake For theirs is the kingdom of heavenThese people are:Okay with who they are & are not afraid of sticking up for what is right, even if it isn’t easy.
13 The Beatitudes Matt. 5:3-10Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteous, for they shall be satisfied.Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons & daughters of God.Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
14 Beatitude Means “blessing” or “promise of true happiness” Biblical beatitudes:Directions for lifeO.T., statements of popular wisdome.g., “Find wisdom & you’ll find happiness (Pr. 3.13)
15 Jesus’ Beatitudes Are different Give directions along paths we would not normally expect to find happinessLead us to happiness of true & lasting friendship with others & God
16 Stepping Stones to path to kingdom of heaven The Ten CommandmentsThe Beatitudes
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