The Beatitudes

Text: Matthew 5:3-12

Blessed are the poor in spirit (v. 3) – humility

Blessed are those who mourn (v. 4) – sorrow for sin

Blessed are the meek (v. 5) – patient endurance

Blessed are those who hunger & thirst for righteousness (v. 6) – right by God’s standard

Blessed are the merciful (v. 7) – forgiving, helping, teaching others

Blessed are the pure in heart (v. 8) – our heart must be right

Blessed are the peacemakers (v. 9) – work to bring peace with God & among men

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake (v. 10-12) – for being a follower of Christ

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