Beatitudes from Jesus
Jesus taught us in Matthew 5
Jesus taught us to Obey the Beatitudes
The Beatitudes of Christ encourage us to develope deeper qualities in our lives.A beatitude is a declaration of happiness or promised blessing because of some virtue or good deed.
Matt. 5:1. And seeing the multitudes, he ascended a mountain: and when he was seated, his disciples came to him:
Matt. 5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Matt. 5:3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matt. 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Quality mourning, caring, repentance.
Matt. 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Matt. 5:6 Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Quality: Hunger for Righeousness
Matt. 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Matt. 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Quality: Purity and basic honest.
Matt. 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
Quality: Peace or Peacemaking attempts to get along with others.
Matt. 5:10 Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matt. 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Quality: Persecution and suffering results in purity and great rewards.
The Moral Law and the Ten Commandments of the Bible convicts us of our sin and brings us to Christ for salvation. "Where fore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith." Galatians 3:24. This was the focus of evangelism by Dwight L. Moody. Many resources of Biblical evangelism with a major point of convicting people of their sin, using the Bible and the moral law, known as God's Ten Commandments.
Each of the beatitudes tells us something about what our ATTITUDE should be. Each one is described in the story above. Each one starts with the word "Blessed". Hand them the Ten Commandments as a way to live under God.
One of the meanings of "blessed" is happy or joyful. Each of the "blessed' statements describes a person who puts God and other's interest above his or her own interest. We cannot be blessed if we live selfishly.
Judge Roy Moore - article "Voting for Morality"
Judge Roy Moore Poem (Judge Roy Moore Poem)
The 10 Commandments Project
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Jesus teaches on the Ten Commandments
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.