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Citizens of the Kingdom Matthew 5:1-16. Part 22 The Beatitudes (Matt. 5:2-12) Blessed: Good fortune spiritually “Happy”, “Fortunate” – Broader and deeper.

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1 Citizens of the Kingdom Matthew 5:1-16

2 Part 22 The Beatitudes (Matt. 5:2-12) Blessed: Good fortune spiritually “Happy”, “Fortunate” – Broader and deeper than earthly happiness Inward condition that one’s environment cannot seriously affect This happiness is not in what a man has but in what he is Based on moral and spiritual well-being Blessed: Good fortune spiritually “Happy”, “Fortunate” – Broader and deeper than earthly happiness Inward condition that one’s environment cannot seriously affect This happiness is not in what a man has but in what he is Based on moral and spiritual well-being

3 Part 23 Attitudes of the Blessed Poor in spirit (5:3) Spiritually destitute: “Poverty of spirit in contrast to pride or self-sufficiency; Total dependence on God” Recognizes spiritual poverty, Isa. 66:1-2 Knows its need for spiritual help and guidance, Psalm 51:17; Luke 18:9-14 Poor in spirit (5:3) Spiritually destitute: “Poverty of spirit in contrast to pride or self-sufficiency; Total dependence on God” Recognizes spiritual poverty, Isa. 66:1-2 Knows its need for spiritual help and guidance, Psalm 51:17; Luke 18:9-14

4 Part 24 Attitudes of the Blessed Mourn (5:4) Due to spiritual condition Godly sorrow for sin (2 Cor. 7:9-10) Grief stricken over personal sin and its effect of alienation from God Comforted, Isaiah 61:1-3; James 4:9-10 Mourn (5:4) Due to spiritual condition Godly sorrow for sin (2 Cor. 7:9-10) Grief stricken over personal sin and its effect of alienation from God Comforted, Isaiah 61:1-3; James 4:9-10

5 Part 25 Attitudes of the Blessed Meek (5:5) Humble, harnessed strength, yielding to God Submissive under provocation and receives God’s blessing, Psa. 37:11 (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) Not weakness, timidity, shyness (Moses) Power under control: Harnessed interests, desires and deeds (1 Cor. 9:27) Meek (5:5) Humble, harnessed strength, yielding to God Submissive under provocation and receives God’s blessing, Psa. 37:11 (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) Not weakness, timidity, shyness (Moses) Power under control: Harnessed interests, desires and deeds (1 Cor. 9:27)

6 Part 26 Attitudes of the Blessed Hunger and thirst after righteousness (5:6) Eagerness; An intense desire to be right with God Insatiable appetite, Psa. 42:1-2; 1 Pet. 2:2 This soul is satisfied by the things of God Hunger and thirst after righteousness (5:6) Eagerness; An intense desire to be right with God Insatiable appetite, Psa. 42:1-2; 1 Pet. 2:2 This soul is satisfied by the things of God

7 Part 27 Attitudes of the Blessed Merciful (5:7) Pity, good will, active kindness toward anyone in trouble; Compassionate Citizens of the kingdom of God look outward to others Patterned after God, Luke 6:36-38 Will obtain mercy from God Merciful (5:7) Pity, good will, active kindness toward anyone in trouble; Compassionate Citizens of the kingdom of God look outward to others Patterned after God, Luke 6:36-38 Will obtain mercy from God

8 Part 28 Attitudes of the Blessed Pure in heart (5:8) Integrity of the inner person Sincere, unfeigned, undivided, unsoiled Resembles God…shall see God, Eph. 5:1 Pure heart approaches and stands before God, Psa. 24:3-5; Heb. 12:14 Pure in heart (5:8) Integrity of the inner person Sincere, unfeigned, undivided, unsoiled Resembles God…shall see God, Eph. 5:1 Pure heart approaches and stands before God, Psa. 24:3-5; Heb. 12:14

9 Part 29 Attitudes of the Blessed Peacemakers (5:9) Share and promote peace Loving harmony, unity and tranquility; Seeks reconciliation with God and with man, Rom. 12:18 (Heb. 12:14) Helps others obtain peace with God (reconciliation), Jesus Eph. 2:14, Peacemakers (5:9) Share and promote peace Loving harmony, unity and tranquility; Seeks reconciliation with God and with man, Rom. 12:18 (Heb. 12:14) Helps others obtain peace with God (reconciliation), Jesus Eph. 2:14, 17-18

10 Part 210 Attitudes of the Blessed Persecuted (5:10-12) Willing to suffer for truth and righteousness, 1 Peter 4:16 Separates the genuine from the counterfeit, 2 Timothy 3:12 Heavenly reward, 5:12; 1 Peter 1:3-9 Not afraid, Matthew 10:28; Romans 8:37 Persecuted (5:10-12) Willing to suffer for truth and righteousness, 1 Peter 4:16 Separates the genuine from the counterfeit, 2 Timothy 3:12 Heavenly reward, 5:12; 1 Peter 1:3-9 Not afraid, Matthew 10:28; Romans 8:37

11 Part 211 Impact of Kingdom Citizens on the World (Matt. 5:13-16) Salt of the earth (5:13) Distinctive; a flavoring and preserving influence on the world Light of the world (5:14-16) Luminaries (transmitters of light) The influence of godly lives reflects the spiritual nature of the kingdom of God Salt of the earth (5:13) Distinctive; a flavoring and preserving influence on the world Light of the world (5:14-16) Luminaries (transmitters of light) The influence of godly lives reflects the spiritual nature of the kingdom of God

12 Part 212 Citizens of Messiah’s Kingdom Attitudes, character and impact must be measured by the Messiah’s standard of truth, the gospel of the kingdom Our citizenship is in heaven We must live like it! Phil. 3:20 (1:27) Attitudes, character and impact must be measured by the Messiah’s standard of truth, the gospel of the kingdom Our citizenship is in heaven We must live like it! Phil. 3:20 (1:27)


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