This weekend we continued our Yeshua series and Matt spoke the first of two parts of a message on “8 Steps to The Blessed Life” from Matthew 5:1-12. If you missed this weekend’s message you can listen to it here or watch it here. Also, if you were not at C3 this weekend, or if you would like to give, you can give online by clicking here.
How can we live the blessed life?
Matthew 5:1-12, “One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered around him, and he began to teach them. “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.” (NLT)
1. GOD BLESSES THE POOR “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Declaration: When I am weak, God makes me strong!
2. GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO MOURN “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”
Declaration: Lord, may my heart break of what your heart breaks for!
3. GOD BLESSES THE HUMBLE “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
Declaration: I’m going to demonstrate humility as I serve others with no strings attached.
4. GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO HUNGER AND THIRST FOR JUSTICE “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
Declaration: I’m determined to pursue Jesus with passion, no matter what everyone else does!
5. GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO ARE MERCIFUL “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.”
Declaration: I’m going to forgive others even if they don’t forgive me!
This weekend’s worship set included…
The Difference – Hillsong
What Joy – Generation Church
I Stand Amazed – Chris Tomlin
God Is Able – Hillsong