Blessed to be a Blessing

Matthew 5:1-16

1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteous-ness: for they shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

How We Are Blessed Matthew 5:3-12

  • Our Attitude Toward Ourselves
  • Our Attitude Toward Sin
  • Our Attitude Toward God
  • Our Attitude Toward the World

We are blessed because…

  • our identity is in Christ!
  • God can conquer the power of sin in our lives!
  • God is at work in our lives!
  • God is with us, even in difficult times!

Why We Are Blessed Matthew 5:13-15

  • We are blessed to be a blessing!
  • In order to demonstrate the impact that God wants believers to make on their world, Jesus used two common illustrations…
    • We are to be salt.
    • We are to be light.
  • How We Are to Bless others
    • Matthew 5:16

BLESS – A Step-by-step Guide to Reaching the Lost

B – Begin with Prayer

L – Listen to Them

E – Eat with Them

S – Serve Them

S – Share your Story

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