The Beatitudes

This sermon series on the Beatitudes, in Matthew 5, was preached during lockdown for the Covid-19 crisis, between April and early June 2020.

The beatitudes, found in Matthew 5, form the opening teaching of what is commonly known as 'The Sermon on the Mount' and speak directly to us about the kind of life Jesus is calling His followers to and also speak directly to us about how we can be followers of Jesus in this time of turmoil and crisis.

Matthew 5
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 God.
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Blessed are those who mourn

Blessed are the peacemakers

Blessed are the poor in spirit

Blessed are the pure in heart

Blessed are the meek

Blessed are the merciful

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness

Blessed are the persecuted

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