Blessed - Redefined May 5, 2019

KINGDOM OF GRACE #1
“Blessed - Redefined”
Matthew 5:1-12 / May 5, 2019


“BLESSED” ACCORDING TO ABRAHAM (AND 21ST CENTURY AMERICA – Genesis 12:1-3, 15:1-16)

o Family (kids like the stars)

o Inheritance (land)

o Prosperity (wealth)

o Victory (defeat enemies)

BLESSED CHRIST FOLLOWING PURSUITS

o The meek (v. 5)

o Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (v. 6)

o The merciful (v. 7)

o The pure in heart (v. 8)

o The peace makers (v. 9)

BLESSED CHRIST FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES

o Poor in spirit (v. 3)

o Those who mourn (v. 4)

o Those who are persecuted (v. 10)

o Those who are spoken evil of (v. 11)


PRAYER REQUESTS

Pray for God’s mercy on your life to translate into mercy for those in your life 

Pray for God to help you hunger and thirst for righteousness and tell Him a spiritual discipline you intend to start practicing to wet your appetite.

Pray for God to purify your heart by the Spirit living in you.  Confess anything that is keeping your heart from being wholly his.

Pray for God to give you strength in your mourning now - whatever pain you are experiencing.  Pray for those you know who are in mourning now - ask for God’s comfort.

Thank God for all the blessings he has blessed you with in Christ Jesus.  Name them one by one and thank him for each.