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Being before doing

Being before doing

Friday, May 7, 2021 11:28 AM
Friday, May 7, 2021 11:28 AM


Matthew 5:3-10

I. The pathway towards the victorious life (vv. 3-5).

A. Commences with an awareness of our destitute condition.

Blessed are the poor in spirit (v. 3).

B. Continues with an attitude of desperate concern.

Blessed are those who mourn (v. 4).

C. Consummates with an acceptance of divine control.

Blessed are the gentle (meek) (v. 5).

II. The passageway into the victorious life (v. 6)

A. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.

III. The proofs issuing out of the victorious life (vv. 7-10)

A. A concern which is humane.

Blessed are the merciful (v. 7).

B. A character which is holy.

Blessed are the pure in heart (v. 8).

C. A conduct which is harmonious.

Blessed are the peacemakers (v. 9).

D. A comprehension which is heavenly.

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness (v. 10).

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