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Beatitudes: Blessings of the Kingdom Life
The beatitudes describe the good or blessed life because they expound the lifestyle of those who embrace Jesus Savior and Lord, Redeemer and Teacher. They describe the blessed life of taking Jesus in full rather than half measure. Over the next several weeks we will look at what the beatitudes show us about being an attractively different community.
In the beatitudes, Jesus describes the supremely happy life enjoyed by all who embrace Him as king and enter His kingdom by grace. The first characteristic of those who live the truly good life: blessed are the poor in spirit.
Studies in the Sermon on the Mount by Martin Lloyd-Jones
The Sermon on the Mount by Sinclair Ferguson
The Gospel According to Matthew (New International Commentary) by RT France
A Commentary on the Psalms by Alan P. Ross
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In a world captivated by how to feel as good as possible as often as possible, Jesus calls mourning "blessed." How can that be? Because it is only those who appropriately mourn the brokenness of our world and selves who will experience true comfort.
The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12, Thomas Watson
What is the good life? How can one be truly happy and whole through changing circumstances? Jesus tells us in the Beatitudes. In the first of this set of 8, Jesus tells us the poor in spirit are those living the good life.
Mere Christianity (Chapter 8: The Great Sin), C.S. Lewis
The Beatitudes, sermons by Charles Spurgeon