Running on Empty

2022 THEME: For Such a Time. . .

Series: 8 Cures

TITLE: Running on Empty

Scripture:  Matthew 5: 1-3


   I.        IDENTIFYING SOME TERMS                                         


Who was Jesus’ audience?

1)      The Pharisees- (Legalists)

2)      The Sadducees- (Liberals)

3)      The Essenes- (Withdraw)

4)      The Zealots- (Rebels)

“Blessed”- Happy in the sense of (internal joy).

   II.        IDENTIFYING THE LESS THAN OBVIOUS                       

The Greek word for “poor” means abject poverty, to crouch or to cower.  A good understanding of “poor in spirit” is (humility).  Some other Scriptures: Is.66:2; Ps.34:18; Ps.51:17

Why “poor in spirit?” essential?  R. Kent Hughes

1.       Poor in spirit is essential to (knowing God’s approval).

2.       Poor in spirit is essential to (salvation).

3.       Poor in spirit is essential for (spiritual growth).


Next Week: “8 Cures” Title: Good Grief!- Mt.5: 1-4



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