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Matthew 5:1-6 – “The Character of a Follower of Christ” part 1

My sermon/teaching notes for Wednesday, Aug 5th.  Our current Wednesday Summer Series is The Sermon on the Mount. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  To see the sermon each week please visit http://www.fbcap.net

Matthew Chapters 5-7

LIVING AS KINGDOM CITIZENS

THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT: The call to Discipleship/Followship

The Character of a Disciple – 5:3-12 (The Beatitudes)

The Witness of a Disciple – 5:13-16

The Righteousness of a Disciple – 5:17-48

The Devotion of a Disciple – 6:1-18

The Priorities of a Disciple – 6:19-34

The Relationships of a Disciple – 7:1-12

The Decisions of a Disciple -7:13-29

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Matthew 5:1-6The Beatitudes

The Character of a Disciple

God’s people can delight in the call to live differently, knowing that true blessing comes from submission to and dependence on God who will reward them as become more like Jesus Christ. (Christ Centered Exposition. Sermon on the Mount. Danny Akin)

No one can live out the rest of the Sermon on the Mount unless they are willing to embrace, trust in, and live out the Beatitudes.

Taught them – The word Disciple…one who learns.

Blessed

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven – v. 3

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. – v. 4

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. – v. 5

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. – v. 5


SCRIPTURE:

Matthew 5:1–12 – [1] Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.[2] And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

[3] “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

[4] “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

[5] “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

[6] “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

[7] “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

[8] “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. [9] “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of

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