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1 [By Ron Halbrook; Mike Willis, Harmony in the Home]

2 Introduction: 1.Two ways to live: God over man OR man over God Impact of battle: individual, church, family 2

3 GOD OVER MAN GOD OVER MAN OVER GOD MAN OVER GOD 3 Right relation with God Life of sin

4 Introduction: 2. Christ introduced his new kingdom in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7) Kingdom: God’s rule for our salvation, realm of fellowship with God 3. Matt. 5:1-10 Character in the kingdom Character traits in his kingdom These traits affect all relationships including the home 4

5 5 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 2. Matt. 5:1-10 Character in the kingdom

6 6 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 2. Matt. 5:1-10 Character in the kingdom

7 I. Character in the Kingdom A. Poor in Spirit Receive the Kingdom Humble, seeking God’s forgiveness If not humble: proud, deny sin, make alibis Wife observes humble spirit toward God & fellowman—leads her Humility & harmony go hand in hand 7 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

8 I. Character in the Kingdom B. They Who Mourn Are Comforted Grieve, godly sorrow, repent of sin Accept our sins, know they assault & offend God Wife observes he accepts his sin, seeks forgiveness—leads her Desire to correct sins leads to harmony 8 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

9 I. Character in the Kingdom C. Meek Inherit the Earth (Blessed in Full) Yielding, gentle spirit submits to God Yielding, cooperative spirit to all men Wife observes he yields to the right & corrects his sins—leads her Meek spirit leads to harmony 9 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

10 I. Character in the Kingdom D. Those Hungering for Righteousness Filled Deepest desire to be right with God Seeks to be right with all men Wife observes he loves to do right & be in right relationship—leads her To be right with God & man yields harmony 10 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

11 I. Character in the Kingdom E. The Merciful Obtain Mercy Kindness, good-will, forgiving, helping Seeks God’s mercy, shows mercy to all men Wife observes his kind, compassionate, merciful spirit—leads her A merciful spirit leads to harmony 11 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

12 I. Character in the Kingdom F. The Pure in Heart Enter God’s Family Single focus on doing right, not loving sin Example of purity not corruption to all men Wife observes his purity in heart & life— leads her Purity leads to harmony 12 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

13 I. Character in the Kingdom G. Peacemakers Are God’s Children Seek peace, reconciliation, harmony Seeks to be at peace with God & all men Wife observes his love of peace & skill in making peace—leads her Love of peace leads to harmony 13 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

14 I. Character in the Kingdom H. Those Who Suffer to Obey God Enter Put God & truth above self Wants to obey God regardless of cost Wife observes his total commitment to God & truth—leads her Commitment to God leads to harmony Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

15 Conclusion 1.Two ways to live: God’s will OR man’s will 2.Christ introduced his new kingdom in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7) 3. Matt. 5:1-10 Character in the kingdom Character traits in his kingdom These traits affect all relationships including the home 15

16 Conclusion 4. Jn. 3:5 Begin new life, enter the kingdom 16 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Born of water: submit in water baptism …and of the Spirit: gave the gospel

17 Question: If I sin against my mate, how will these traits help us reconcile? 17 Humble Mourn for Sin Meek Hunger for Righteousness Merciful Pure Heart Peacemaker Suffer for God


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