Fernley Free Methodist Church
Sermon Notes. The Beatitudes.
The Beatitudes.
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  • Fernley Free Methodist Church
    100 N W St, Fernley, NV 89408, USA
    Sunday 7:00 AM
Matthew 5 NIV https://www.learnreligions.com/what-are-the-beatitudes-701505
Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount


Sermon on the Mount
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The Sermon on the Mount (anglicized from the Matthean Vulgate Latin section title: Sermo in monte) is a collection of sayings and teachings attributed to Jesus Christ, which emphasizes his moral teaching found in the Gospel of Matthew (chapters 5, 6, and 7).

It is the first of the Five Discourses of Matthew and takes place relatively early in the Ministry of Jesus, after he has been baptized by John the Baptist, finished his fasting and spiritual retreat in the desert, and begun to preach in Galilee. The name and location of the mountain is unstated; the Mount of Beatitudes, a hill on the shore of Lake Galilee is the traditional interpretation.

The Sermon is the longest continuous discourse of Jesus found in the New Testament, and has been one of the most widely quoted elements of the Canonical Gospels.[3] It includes some of the best-known teachings of Jesus, such as the Beatitudes, and the widely recited Lord's Prayer. The Sermon on the Mount is generally considered to contain the central tenets of Christian discipleship.

1Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,
2and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes (Lat. beatitudo). The word beatitude comes from the Latin beatitudo, meaning "blessedness.

He said:

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

One who is poor in spirit knows he or she is spiritually bankrupt apart from Jesus Christ.
You must admit your lost, to find your way!

Blessed vs cursed condemned damned disapproved

Meatitudes I know the right way! I am never wrong!

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4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

"Those who mourn" speaks of those who express deep sorrow over sin and repent from their sins. The freedom found in forgiveness of sin and the joy of eternal salvation is the comfort of those who repent.

Blessed vs cursed condemned damned disapproved = Meatitudes
I am not wrong , never wrong.

"Regrets, I've had a few, But then again, too few to mention"
"I did what I had to do, I saw it through, without exemption"
"I planned each chartered course, Each careful step along the by-way
And more, much more than this
I did it, my way


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5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Similar to "the poor," "the meek" are those who submit to God's authority and make him Lord. Revelation 21:7 says God's children will "inherit all things." The meek are also imitators of Jesus Christ who exemplified gentleness and self-control.

Blessed vs cursed condemned damned disapproved = Meatitudes

The Proud.
"A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."
Henry Ward Beecher

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” ― C.S. Lewis

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6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

"Hunger" and "thirst" speak of deep need and driving passion. This "righteousness" refers to Jesus Christ. To "be filled" is the satisfaction of our soul's desire.

Blessed vs cursed, condemned, damned, disapproved = Meatitudes
To "Hunger" and "thirst" for anything else.....fame, money, sensuality,

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7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

We reap what we sow. Those who demonstrate mercy will receive mercy.
Likewise, those who have received great mercy will show great mercy.
Mercy is shown through forgiveness, kindness, and compassion toward others.


Blessed vs cursed, condemned, damned, disapproved = Meatitudes

To be ruthless · cruel · harsh · merciless · pitiless · unpitying · remorseless · cold-blooded · hard-hearted · hard · callous · brutal · brutish · severe · rigorous · draconian · unrelenting.

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8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

The "pure in heart" are those who have been cleansed from within. This is not outward righteousness that can be seen by men, but inward holiness that only God can see. The Bible says in Hebrews 12:14 that without holiness, no one will see God.

Blessed vs cursed, condemned, damned, disapproved = Meatitudes
In form, on the outside, in action but not motive,

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9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

The Bible says we have peace with God through Jesus Christ. Reconciliation through Christ brings restored fellowship (peace) with God. 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 says God entrusts us with this same message of reconciliation to take to others.

New testament words for unbelievers enemies, dead, lost.....

Blessed vs cursed, condemned, damned, disapproved = Meatitudes
Who do not seek peace with God or help others do so.

Parents in a mixed-up world
Are you so tied up, you can't move?
Does the straight-jacket of society
Have you trapped in the same old groove?
Do your children know the Lord above?
Do they know the freedom of His love?
There's really nothing they can do
Because they're totally dependent on you
On you

Are you conscious of the food they're eating?
Do you care about the air they're breathing?
Are they influenced by your love?
Or do you open the door and shove?

God's gonna ask you why
You lived your life that way
(You're supposed to be a role model)
They're the ones who'll have to cry

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10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Just as Jesus faced persecution, so will his followers. Those who endure by faith rather than hide their faith to avoid persecution are genuine followers of Christ.

Blessed vs cursed, condemned, damned, disapproved = Meatitudes
Who are not persecuted because they have no righteousness. they stand for no king!

11“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.