Beatitudes

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Poor in Spirit“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.“ Matthew 5:3 : 

Poor in Spirit“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.“ Matthew 5:3 The Beatitudes Lesson 1

Luke 18:9-14 : 

Luke 18:9-14 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

Luke 18:9-14 : 

Luke 18:9-14 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ “I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

They Have Great Spiritual Needs : 

They Have Great Spiritual Needs They Perceive Their Lack But the tax collector stood at a distance. They Acknowledge Their Weakness He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

They Look to God : 

They Look to God To Be Made Right I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. To Be Lifted Up … he who humbles himself will be exalted.

Their Reward is Great : 

Their Reward is Great A Rich Kingdom …for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Psalm 51:3-9 : 

Psalm 51:3-9 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.

Psalm 51:3-9 : 

Psalm 51:3-9 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

Psalm 51:3-9 : 

Psalm 51:3-9 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.

Who We are Before God : 

Who We are Before God David was genuinely penitent and humble before God When we are humble and poor in spirit, we acknowledge our need for God’s mercy We must be humble both when we have sinned and when we have been holy, for it is God who cleanses and empowers us