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Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective:Pt4 Developing Kingdom Character. Matthew 5:3-16. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective:Pt4 Developing Kingdom Character. Purpose of a Constitution Outlines the character of a nation Defines the Moral tone of a Nation Distinguishes the judicial posture of a nation.

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Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective:Pt4Developing Kingdom Character

Purpose of a Constitution

  • Outlines the character of a nation
  • Defines the Moral tone of a Nation
  • Distinguishes the judicial posture of a nation
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Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective:Pt4Developing Kingdom Character

The Constitution of Heaven

1 Law – 2 Parts

God’s Law – Ten Commandments

Moses’ Law – Law of Works

also known as: Law of the Covenants

  • (613 Laws)
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Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective:Pt4Developing Kingdom Character

Jesus in the N. Testament sums up Heavens Constitution

The Law of Love

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  • The righteousness of the Pharisees
          • Works of the Law
          • Traditions
          • Human Effort
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Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective:Pt4Developing Kingdom Character

Phariseeism in the Church

  • Exclusionist : did not welcome anyone that was not like them
  • Judgmental: anyone with a defect accrued divine judgment
  • Elitist: Proud of their Jewish/Pharisaic heritage
  • Hypocrites: (PC) Artificial Righteousness
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Manifesto:

  • A Public declaration of principles, policies or intentions as one issued by a government, sovereign or organization
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Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective:Pt4Developing Kingdom Character

2 different Greek words describe the word “bless”

          • Eulogia - This kind of blessing seeks an effect. It refers to an act of bestowing praise or favor.
  • Makarios - This kind of blessing makes a statement of value. It refers to a state of blissful living, well-being, or happiness usually as a result of fulfilling some stipulation
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  • Blessed are the Poor In Spirit, theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven (Ps 34:18)
    • Penes– one so poor that he earns his daily bread by his own labour (autodiakonos) –by one’s own hand ministers to his own necessities
    • Ptochos– one who obtains his living by (begging) or generosity of others to; crouch, cower like a beggar
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Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective:Pt4Developing Kingdom Character
        • Blessed are the Poor In Spirit, theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven (Ps 34:18)
  • People who know they have nothing of value or worth within themselves to offer God so they rely on the generosity of his grace, mercy & forgiveness to save them

 (no longer self-sufficient-godlike)

  • They are promised…the Kingdom of God!
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        • Blessed are they that Mourn, for they shall be comforted (Ps 31:1-2)
  • People who are haunted by ungodly choices and are remorseful of personal and collective sin. Their confession brings about healing and comforting….by the Holy Spirit our Comforter
  • Vincent, M. R. (2002). Word studies in the New Testament (1:36). Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.
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        • Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth
  • These are People who submit to the very authority of the King.
  • Those who submit, understand authority and they inherit the earth
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        • Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled
  • These are People that possess an appetite for righteousness and dare to seek after it…with the promise to be filled – completely satisfied
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        • Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. (James 2:13)
  • These are people who are consistent with the teaching of the New Testament that indeed only the merciful shall receive mercy.
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  • Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God (Prov. 28:9)
  • Katharos(gk) means unmixed, unadulterated, an unalloyed heart
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Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective:Pt4Developing Kingdom Character
  • Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God (Prov. 28:9)
  • People that understand to not mix their righteousness with iniquity,,,they shall see God
  • If I regard iniquity in my heart, God will not hearme (Ps 66:18)
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        • Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God
  • People who are peace-makers, are doing a God-like work. The man who makes peace is engaged in the very work which the God of peace is doing… making peace with men…he is a son of God
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        • Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  • People who realize that our identity with Christ will bring about suffering! Whether through insult, slander, false accusations or persecution…we must know and accept this reality of the Kingdom