“The Beatitudes  — Part 1”

Matthew 5:13-16

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As you begin any new study you need to begin with an introduction and a background
on the Scripture being studied.   We will look at “Blessed are the poor in spirit.”


“The Beatitudes  — Part 2”

Matthew 5:13-16

The Sermon on the Mount does not show us the way of salvation but it shows
us the way of righteous living.

In the Sermon on the Mount we will find the description of the life that is controlled
by the Holy Spirit.  It will be in complete contrast to the life that is controlled by the
flesh.  We will look at “Blessed are they that mourn.”


“The Beatitudes  — Part 3”

Matthew 5:13-16

As we read the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-12 we find the word “blessed” used
eight times.

To the people of Jesus’ day the word “blessed” had a special meaning.  To them it
was something that was impossible for a person walking this earth to attain.
We will look at “Blessed are the meek:  for they shall inherit the earth.”


“The Beatitudes  — Part 4”

Matthew 5:13-16

There is in each believer three sources of appetite.

Learn about these three sources.  Which “appetite” are you controlled by?  We will
look at “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:  for they
shall be filled”.


“The Beatitudes  — Part 5” 

Matthew 5:13-16

The Beatitude we are going to look at has nothing to do with earning the
forgiveness of God.

Our Lord is not describing in this sermon the way of salvation but He is describing the
righteous life of the believer who is being controlled by the Spirit of God.  This
sermon is a picture of the repentant life.  We will look at “Blessed are the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy”.


“The Beatitudes  — Part 6”

Matthew 5:13-16

The blessings of showing mercy are divided into three categories.

The second part of “Blessed are the merciful:  for they shall obtain mercy.”  contains
a promise for all of those who show mercy to others.  We will look at the second part
of “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy“.



“The Beatitudes  — Part 7”

Matthew 5:13-16

Keep in mind this sermon does not lay out God’s way of salvation.  In this
sermon we find what life will be like after we are saved for the believer who is
controlled by the Holy Spirit.

It is important to review each of the five Beatitudes previously discussed.  Then we
will look at “Blessed are the pure in heart:  for they shall see God.”


“The Beatitudes  — Part 8”

Matthew 5:13-16

Six Beatitudes have been looked at so far.  Blessed are: the poor in spirit, they
that mourn, the meek, they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness,
the merciful, and the pure in heart.

The word “blessed” speaks of an inward joy that does not depend upon outward
circumstances.  The Sermon on the Mount does not give to us the way of salvation,
but a description of the way life is to be lived after salvation.  It is really a picture of
the believer’s life which is controlled by the Holy Spirit.  We will look at the seventh
Beatitude “Blessed are the peacemakers:  for they shall be called the children of God.”


“The Beatitudes  — Part 9”

Matthew 5:13-16

This is the final study of the Beatitudes.  These seven Beatitudes are all
characteristics of the believer who is under the control of the Spirit of God.

This list of Beatitudes is a description of what our lives should look like as we walk in
fellowship with our Lord.  The result is an inward joy that goes beyond what words
can describe.  Jesus gives to us in this sermon the way to a life full of joy and
satisfaction.  As we abide in Him the Holy Spirit will then produce through us the fruit
of the Spirit.


“Salt and Light  — Part 10”

Matthew 15:13-16

In this study we are going to look at two titles which Jesus applied to His
disciples that were there when He preached the sermon.

The Words He spoke in verses eleven through thirteen were for those who were
believers and especially for the apostles.  The flow of the text is focusing on those in
leadership.  His apostles were the salt and the light of the world.  How does this apply
to you?  Note the parallels between salt and the believer’s life.  As “salt” we can be
effective only when we are controlled by the Holy Spirit.


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