Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 3/1/2015

Sunday’s message from The Sermon on the Mount series was called Turning Your Attitudes Upside Down (Part 1), taken from Matthew 5:3-6. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. The poor in spirit (3)
   A. Those who confess their need for God
      – Is 57:15, 64:6; Luke 18:13; Philippians 3:7-9; Rev 3:17
   B. The blessing promised: “the kingdom of heaven”
      – Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 9:12-13

II. Those who mourn (4)
   A. Those who grieve over sin
      1) personal sin: Psalm 51:17; Isaiah 6:5; Romans 7:24
      2) the sins of others: Psalm 119:136; Ezekiel 9:4
   B. The blessing promised: “comfort”
      – Isaiah 61:2-3; 2 Cor 7:10; 1 John 1:9; Revelation 21:4

III. The meek (5)
   A. Those who humbly submit to God and others
      – Psalm 25:9; Numbers 12:3; Matthew 11:29; 1 Peter 2:23
   B. The blessing promised: “inherit the earth”
      – Psalm 37:11; 1 Corinthians 3:21; Revelation 21:1-3

IV. Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (6)
   A. Those who long for God’s will and God’s ways
      – Psalm 42:1-2; Matt 6:10, 33; Rom 3:10; Philippians 3:10
   B. The blessing promised: “filled”
      – Psalm 107:8-9; John 6:35; Philippians 1:6; 2 Peter 3:13

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