2 Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit Who Mourn Message by John Piper Scripture: Matthew 5:3-4 Topic: Pride & Humility 3 "God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,(poor in spirit) for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.…4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the […]

3 Blessed Are the Meek 27th November 2015 Scripture: Matthew 5:5 Topic: Pride & Humility Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.(NKJV)…5 God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.(NLT)…I looked up the synonym of the word meek and found that the word can also mean humble […]

1 The Beatitudes and the Gospel of the Kingdom Today we begin with a new study that will take us eight weeks a couple of weeks into the New year . It was for me the natural follow-on after the Parables that Jesus told to teach His listeners. …Though it took place before the teachings […]

5 Blessed Are the Merciful Scripture: Matthew 5:7 Topic: Sanctification & Growth 7 God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. In the brief time that we have for such an important subject, I would like to answer four questions. First, how does a heart become merciful?…Or: where does mercy come […]

6 Blessed Are the Pure in Heart Scripture: Matthew 5:8 Topic: Sexual Purity Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 8 God blesses those whose hearts are pure,… for they will see God.NLT……Jesus Concerned About Our Heart The first thing we learn from this beatitude is that Jesus is concerned with […]

4 Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness Scripture: Matthew 5:6 Topic: Pursuit of Holiness Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.…(NLT) )6 God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,…(Or for righteousness) for they will be satisfied. Some of the most evocative words in […]

8 Blessed Are the Persecuted The first verse of this beatitude says that the disciples of Jesus can expect to be persecuted for doing good – pursuing holiness or righteousness. Matt. 5:10-12…10 God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,…for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.11 "God blesses you when people mock you and […]