Your Attitude Towards the Beatitudes – Lesson 1

Wed Evening Service

Jun 20

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God wants us to be happy, to be blessed in our lives.

Introduction

  • "Blessed" - Greek word - "Makarios" - Happy
  • "Poor in spirit" - I humbly depend on God instead of myself
  • Psalm 146:5

Five Ways to be "Poor in Spirit"

  • I depend on God's wisdom, not mine
  • I depend on God's strength, not mine
  • I depend on God's timing, not mine
  • I depend on God's defense, not mine
  • I depend on God's wealth, not mine

How to be Happy in the Midst of Sadness

  • Know that God draws us close to Himself
  • Know that God grieves with us
  • Know that God gives us a church family for support
  • Know that God uses grief to help us grow
  • Know that God gives us the hope of Heaven
  • Know that God uses our pain to help others

Scripture Verses

Matthew 5:1-12

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