The Blessed Life

August 7, 2022 Preacher: Richie Pendred Series: Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Living in a Fallen World

Passage: Matthew 5:1–12

The Blessed Life
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 8/7/2022
Matthew 5:1–12

Sermon Theme: Jesus invites all His disciples to pursue kingdom living in a fallen world through Godward hearts and others-oriented living with unrivaled hope amid persecution so that we might enjoy true happiness here and now, but also in the kingdom of heaven forever!

I. GODWARD HEARTS - (Matthew 5:1–6)
    A. The Context - (Matt. 5:1–2)
    B. The Invitation - (Matt. 5:3–6)
        1. Poor in Spirit - (Matt. 5:3)
        2. Mourners - (Matt. 5:4)
        3. Humble - (Matt. 5:5)
        4. Hungry for Righteousness - (Matt. 5:6)
    C. The Result

II. RELATIONSHIP TO OTHERS - (Matthew 5:7–12)
    A. Others-Oriented Living - (Matt. 5:7–9)
        1. Merciful - (Matt. 5:7)
        2. Pure - (Matt. 5:8)
        3. Peacemakers - (Matt. 5:9)
    B. Endurance in Persecution - (Matt. 5:10–12)
        1. Reality of Persecution - (Matt. 5:10–11)
        2. Reward of Persecution - (Matt. 5:12)

III. INVITATION TO HAPPINESS - (Application)
    A. Cultivate Godward Hearts
    B. Pursue Honorable Relationships
    C. Endure Persecution with Joy

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