Seeking God First: A Study on the
Sermon of the Mount
Blessed are the Peacemakers
May 27, 2018
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus expresses His desire for us to live for Him in an upside down world. This greatest sermon ever given, is uplifting, yet challenges us to live a life with Jesus that is far better than any other! It is our prayer that you will be encouraged and challenged by studying and applying this great sermon to your life. Small groups are also available throughout the week to further discuss and put into practice the lessons taught from the Sermon on the Mount.
Matthew 5:3 “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. 4. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied. 7“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
Big Idea: God gives us the power to make peace
Meaning of the words: “Blessing” and “Peacemaker”
Blessing: Joy-filled, Happy.
Peacemaker: Reconciler (Not Ambassador, Compromiser, or Lawyer)
There is Significance to the order of the beatitudes.
Peacemaking builds upon purity and is a foundation before persecution.
Purity is a prerequisite for peacemaking.
How do we compare to super heroes?
The life of a christian shouldn’t be hard… It should be impossible.
God empowers us to be peace makers.
God chooses to create peace in this world through us by empowering us through His spirit.
How do we find and keep this peace making power?
1. Thanksgiving and praise
3. Dying to ourselves
4. Giving up our rights
Why is it so important to be a peacemaker?
Jesus was the ultimate peacemaker.
Jesus reconciled us with our creator, by making the ultimate sacrifice. If we accept Him into our lives He will empower us to reconcile others with their creator.