Beatitudes, Part 2: Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
We’re digging into the Beatitudes this week by looking at the ‘poor in spirit’. Notice it doesn’t just say ‘poor’. What does ‘poor in spirit’ mean? It’s an internal reality and it’s foundational to the rest of the beatitudes.
The primary characteristic of all Christians is humility (or at least is was at some point!). Why? Let’s examine the text and find out.
Focus Text: Matthew 5.1-12
Key Verse: Matthew 5.3
- Salvation does not come without humility.
- Ephesians 2.8-9
- Titus 3.5
- John 14.6
- Sanctification does not come without humility.
- Colossians 3.1, 3.5
- Galatians 2.20
- Servanthood does not come without humility.
- Mark 9.33-37
- Mark 10.35-45
- Philippians 2.1-8
Let’s look to Christ’s example. For more about who he was, read further in Isaiah 53.
Other Sermons In This Series
August 11, 2019
August 04, 2019
July 07, 2019