Sermon No: 814-Matthew 5 - The beatitudes - Part 1
SERMON TOPIC: Matthew 5 - The beatitudes - Part 1
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 5 February 2012
Topic Groups: BEATITUDES, HUMILITY, MATTHEW
The term ‘beatitude’ comes from the Latin adjective ‘beatus’ which means happy, fortunate or blissful.
The Beatitudes are a set of teachings by Jesus from his famous “Sermon on the Mount” as recorded in Matthew 5:3-12.
They present a new set of Christian ideals that focus on love and humility rather than force and exaction; they echo the highest ideals of the teachings of Jesus on mercy, spirituality and compassion.
This is the manifesto of the kingdom of God, but unlike a worldly kingdom, there are totally different values.