Manayunk Congregation

4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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1336 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA

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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.

Manayunk Sermons

In this sermon we explore what it means to be merciful, the actions that flow from a merciful heart, and the only motivation that can produce a disposition of mercy.

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Matthew 5:7

Studies in The Sermon on the Mount by Martin Lloyd-Jones
The Sermon on the Mount by D.A. Carson
The Sermon on the Mount by Sinclair Ferguson

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied

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Matthew 5:1-6

Blessed are the Meek

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Matthew 5:1-5

Blessed are those who Mourn

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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.

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Matthew 5:1-3

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

Center City Sermons

The millennial and younger generation is marked by a more visible social concern and volunteerism, but it often doesn't influence the way they choose to live. In this Beatitude, Jesus pronounces a blessing on the merciful, those who allow the miseries of others to affect them and change the way they live. He presents a vision both challenge and hopeful, especially to us living in America today.

Resources:

Matthew 5:1-12

The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12, Thomas Watson

Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho RoadTimothy Keller

Where to Turn to Help People Who are Homeless

We all say things like, "they shouldn't do that," or "it shouldn't be that way," but what should life look like? What is righteousness, and how can we affirm it while dealing with the ways we fall short? Jesus shows us in this beatitude that living the good life are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness.

Resources:

Matthew 5:1-12

The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12, Thomas Watson

As we continue looking at the good life through Jesus' eyes, we come to another attractively different trait of the good life: Meekness. It not a cowering weakness or a brash self-assertiveness, but something altogether different, rooted in a true reckoning that God is God, and I am not.

Resources:

Matthew 5:1-12

The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12, Thomas Watson

The Beatitudes, sermons by Charles Spurgeon

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.

Resources:

Matthew 5:1-12

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.

Resources:

Matthew 5:1-12

Mere Christianity (Chapter 8: The Great Sin), C.S. Lewis

The Beatitudes, sermons by Charles Spurgeon