The Kingdom of Heaven: The Kingdom Belongs to the Poor in Spirit

Sermon from CCM Ladybarn


This sermon was preached by Hannah Knight at the Ladybarn site of Christ Church Manchester on Sunday 18th September 2022.


This sermon was based on Matthew 5:2-10.

The Beatitudes

2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall besatisfied.
7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs isthe kingdom of heaven.


The Kingdom Is Near

• Jesus preaching, meeting the fishermen and traveling around healing the sick.
• People following Jesus.
• Jesus blesses the poor in spirit.

Blessing The Peacemakers
Blessing the Pure in Heart
Blessing the Merciful
Blessing Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
Blessing Those Who Are Persecuted Because of Righteousness, for Theirs Is the Kingdom of Heaven

• Jesus seeing those who are beaten or outcast by society.
• We are invited into the Kingdom of God.
• The people expect religion, Jesus changes everything and blesses them.


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