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Introduction To The Beatitudes

Introduction To The Beatitudes

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Introduction To The Beatitudes

Matthew 5:1-12 (NASB)

  1. False conceptions concerning The Sermon on the Mount.
    • Dispensationalists.
    • Liberal theologians and theology.
    • Other popular “Christian” views.
    • The truth of the Sermon on the Mount.   
  1. Historical context.
    • First century Judea was filled with many problems:
    • The Jewish Religious Leadership responded wrongly.
    • God sent a lowly carpenter from Galilee. 
  1. Observations about The Sermon on the Mount.
    • Jesus challenges people to change their lifestyle.
    • Christ does not sound like Moses the lawgiver or Elijah the prophet.
    • We do not study this sermon because it makes us “feel good.”
    • There is a tendency to take a verse from this sermon and isolate it from the rest.
    • The Sermon on the Mount shows the way of blessing for a Christian.    
  1. Observations about The Beatitudes.
    • The biggest mistake.
    • Beatitudes in Scripture.
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