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January 30, 2022
The Way of Happiness (The Beatitudes Part 2)
The Sermon on the Mount
Big Idea: Jesus is the way to happiness.
1.) Matthew 5:6 - "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."
a.) Have a deep longing for Jesus
b.) What do you hunger for?
c.) Th promise to be filled guaranteed.
2.) Matt. 5:7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."
a.) Parable of the "Good Samaritan"
- the one who showed mercy
- you go and do likewise
b.) Always looking to restore others
c.) Always think the best of others
3.) Matt. 5:8 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."
b.) Peacemakers: people whop actively bring about peace.
- Most peace want peace but not willing to make peace.
- Peacemaking will cost us; will require sacrifice
- Jesus brought peace on the cross
1 John 3:11-13 -- Why we are persecuted for being righteous
Rejoice and be glad!