3 8 Beatitudes Background In Matthew & LukePart of the Sermon on the MountBeatitude means “Blessedness”Positive counterpoint to the negative Ten CommandmentsJesus calls these traits “Blessed” because those who have them are able to stay focused on the eternal reward of Heaven instead of the temporary rewards of this world.Have you ever seen something good come out of something bad?
4 8 BeatitudesBlessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
5 Blessed are the poor in spirit Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.They are humbleThey accept their flawsSeek God’s helpThey listenThey apologizeThey change
6 Blessed are the meekBlessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.They are obedient to GodThey do what they are expected toAlways give their bestFollow Jesus’ example
7 Blessed are they who mourn Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.They are sorrowful about their sins & the sins of othersThey make amends & encourage others to do the same
8 Blessed are they that hunger & thirst after justice Blessed are they that hunger & thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.They know when something is unfair & always stand up against injustice, no matter what the cost
9 8 Beatitudes Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
10 Blessed are the merciful Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.They help those who are sufferingPerform works of mercyTreat everyone like Jesus himself
11 Blessed are the clean of heart Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.They do things purely out of love for othersThey trust othersThey want the best for everyone
12 Blessed are the peacemakers Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.They solve problems w/understanding & respectThey unite people & resolve conflicts
13 Blessed are they that suffer persecution Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Those who suffer because they care for othersHelp the needyAdmonish sinners
14 Now that we have discussed the 8 Beatitudes You will be creating 8 memes for each of the 8 BeatitudesYou will create this in Google PresentationsYour presentation will consist of 8 slidesYou will find 8 pictures that are from either a movie or T.V. show to represent each beatitude & then write the beatitude on the slide