Jesus Character & Influence: Matthew 5:1-16
March 2, 2014
Who are the people of the beatitudes?
What qualities are they to have?
What are the blessings promised?
The beatitudes are eight fundamental emotional attributes that are a formula for personal and societal health.
Ø The Poor in Spirit
Ø Those Who Mourn
Ø The Meek
Ø Those Who Hunger & Thirst for Righteousness
Ø The Merciful
Ø The Pure in Heart
Ø The Peacemakers
Ø The Persecuted
Salt of the Earth & Light of the World
Our influence depends upon our character.
We bring blessing on ourselves.
We bring salvation to others.
We bring glory to God.
As followers of Jesus, by how we live we are commissioned to stop the spread of evil and promote the spread of truth.
Memory Verse: Week Two
Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Intentional Bible Reading
- Pronounce It
- Picture It
- Probe It
- Paraphrase It
- Personalize It
- Read and reflect.
- Pick one thing and ask the Holy Spirit for a change in your character.
- Be an influence for righteousness.
Reflecting Jesus by looking into The Sermon on the Mount
You will recognize them by how they live. Matthew 7:20