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January 23, 2022
The Way of Happiness (The Beatitudes Part 1)
The Sermon on the Mount
Are you happy? Do you want to be happy?
Beatitude: Latin root is "blessed".
Jesus paints a picture of how wonderful it is to follow God.
Matt. 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
- A dependence on God; "Lord I need you."
Matt 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
- Citizens of My Kingdom are blest
- My citizens are happy because they grieve about their sin.
- Jesus won't leave us in our grief
Matt 5:5 "Blessed are the weak, for they will inherit the earth"
- Strength under control
- To be week shows a willingness to submit under control
- The meek don't always have to prove themselves
- The meek are released to be humble and sensitive