Presentation on theme: "The Beatitudes. What does the word Beatitude mean? Do money, food, friends, games, electronics……give us sources of permanent happiness? What commands."— Presentation transcript:
What does the word Beatitude mean? Do money, food, friends, games, electronics……give us sources of permanent happiness? What commands did God give us to follow that make us happy?
Fill in the blank Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness………………..
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4) “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me and I in him.“ (John 6:56)
Examples in the Holy Bible “How sweet are Your words to my taste. Sweeter than honey to my mouth.” (Psalm 119:103) "As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O' God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God." (Ps 42:1)
Quiz! 1. What does it mean to be a righteous person? 2. Fill in the blank: "As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my _________ for You, O God. My soul _________ for God, for the living God." (Ps 42:1) 3. Fill in the blank:“Man shall not live on _________ alone, but on _________ that comes from the ______________.” (Matthew 4:4) 4. Complete the sentence: “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood ______________________.“ (John 6:56) 5. Name 2 of the 4 fulfillments we receive when we hunger and thirst for righteousness.
“ They will be filled with… ” Heavenly Love Spiritual enjoyment Consolation from heaven God’s companionship
A. Blessed are the Peacemakers B. Blessed are the Meek C. Blessed are the Merciful
Which Beatitude? (3) Matthew 18 – Jesus talked about the importance of this beatitude too. He told the story of a servant who owed his master a ton of money but he didn’t have enough to pay it. Instead of throwing him in prison or selling him as a slave, the master had compassion on the servant and set him free. But then that servant went to another servant and demanded money from him.
Which Beatitude? Acts 9:36 St Peter and Tabetha
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy “Blessed is he who understands the poor and needy; The Lord will deliver him in an evil day.” Psalm 40:1
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy What does it mean to be merciful? What is the reward of being merciful? How do we obtain mercy? How can I be merciful?
HOW CAN I BE MERCIFUL? I can think about others’ needs I can pray for those needs If I see someone in school who needs a friend or needs help, I can give it I can help my family around the house When someone hurts me or does something bad to me, I can walk in their shoes. I can try to see what it would be like if I was in their shoes and figure out why they acted that way.
Choose the right answer “Blessed are the poor in spirit, … for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. For they shall be filled. They will inherit the earth. What does poor in spirit mean?
Choose the right answer “Blessed are those who mourn... For they shall be shown mercy For they will be comforted For theirs is the kingdom of heaven What does it mean to mourn, and what comfort will you have?
Beatitudes Blessed are the meek… For they shall be shown mercy for they will inherit the earth For they will be comforted What does meekness mean? Does meekness mean weakness? Does the word inherit imply something that we have to work for?
Blessed are the peacemakers for… A. They will be called the sons of God. B. They will inherit the earth C. They will have the kingdom of heaven Does it means staying silent or creating peace? Is peacemaking the same as peace-achieving? Who should we ask to keep peace within ourselves? What do we call Jesus?
Pure in Heart 1. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall _______ ____________ 2. In the story of Elizabeth and her father, what special power did she have? What happened that led her to lose this power over time? 3. What was the one way Elizabeth could regain her powers in the end? 4. Name the saint who saw Christ on two occasions: one where he washed the feet of Christ and the other where he carried Christ on his shoulders.
Persecuted for righteousness’ sake What are the definitions of persecuted and righteousness? Blessed is characterized by great happiness. Christians who do not hold their faith typically are not persecuted. What are some examples of persecution?
Beatitudes: Blessed are: The poor in spirit… Those who mourn… The meek… Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness… The merciful… The pure in heart… The peacemakers… Those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake…