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The Beatitudes. Matthew 5:1-12. The First Beatitude. Pulpit - Mountain. The Beatitudes. Beautiful attitudes Formula for happiness. Not by outward things Not by pleasure Not by money. Blessed = Happy Beatitude = happy. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”. Proverbs 23:7.

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The Beatitudes

Matthew 5:1-12

The First Beatitude



The Beatitudes

Beautiful attitudes

Formula for happiness

Not by outward things

Not by pleasure

Not by money

Blessed = Happy

Beatitude = happy


“For as he thinks in his

heart, so is he.”

Proverbs 23:7


The Beatitudes

Man to God Relationship

1-4

Remove sin – peace with God

Man to Man Relationship

5-8

Live peaceably with others


Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3

The world says differently..


Poor – Be without and know it

Poor in spirit

Be in need and realize it

Humble opinion of oneself

Aware that we are sinners

“Blessed are the ones who know that spiritually they are paupers, for heaven’s kingdom is theirs”


Pride involved in fall of Man – Gen.3

Thought he knew what was best

Humility to return to God

Humble our self spiritually

“Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.” 1 Cor. 3:18


James 4:10 “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”

The less you know, the more you think you know.

The more you know, the less you think you know.


“O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” Jer.10:23

A humble man is teachable.

“Thou art the potter, I am the clay”


What Do you see ? is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.”


Theirs is the kingdom of heaven is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.”

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3

The Kingdom is the Church

Matt. 16:18-19


Pentecost is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.”

Acts 2

Fulfilled Matt. 16:18-19

“poor in spirit” - “what shall we do?”

Lord added to the church

Reward for those poor in spirit

Those who enter the kingdom are those who are “poor in spirit”


Theirs is the kingdom of heaven is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.”

What about the Proud ?

Cursed - Not Blessed

Theirs is not the kingdom

Woes to the self-righteous

Proverbs 16:18

Matthew 23


Blessed are the Poor in Spirit is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.”

Specific - Poor in Spirit – without

Results - Kingdom of Heaven

Principle - Humility - teachable

Application - Trust in God - Faith


The Beatitudes is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.”

Matthew 5:1-12

The First Beatitude


Sermon by Arthur Pigman is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.”

Evans Church of Christ

515 Gibbs Road

Evans, Ga. 30809

706-855-1249

[email protected]

www.evansgachurchofchrist.org

Sunday Morning July 18, 2010


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