1. Jesus calls us not to just know Him, but to learn from Him. (Matthew 11:28-29)
2. Our understanding of the first “beatitude” is the doorway to Jesus’ sermon and spiritual blessings.
3. To mourn over the effects of sin is a heavenly virtue.
4. Meekness is not weakness, but strength restrained.
5. Peacemaking is divine work.
6. Jesus’ teaching on blessings are focused not on just this life, but eternity.
Looking back on last Sunday’s message and your notes, what was the most memorable part for you?
1. Read Matthew 11:28-29. If someone came up to you and asked you to name one profound and one practical thing you have learned from Jesus in your life, what would you say?
2. How would you define the word “blessed”? Who do you normally consider to be blessed or fortunate?
3. Read Matthew 5:1-3. To be “poor in spirit” is to acknowledge our spiritual poverty, or bankruptcy before God. Why do you think this is so important to receiving the kingdom of God?
4. When you read over the 8 beatitudes which ones reminds you of Jesus?
5. When you read this teaching of Jesus in Matthew 5:1-12, how do these eight principal marks of Christian character and conduct challenge you? Which ones have you seen grow most in your life over the years? Which ones would you like to see grow in your life and why?
Taking it Home:
Watch the 3rd episode of “The Chosen” and see Jesus teach these principles to some children around Capernaum. Pray that God will help you to understand what it means to be like Jesus.