Summary of Matthew 5:1-16
Jesus teaches that the poor are blessed as they have the kingdom of heaven. Those who mourn will be comforted. The meek will inherit the earth. Those who search for righteousness will be blessed. The merciful will be shown mercy.
Those pure in heart will see God. The peacemakers will be called the sons of God. The persecuted will have the kingdom of heaven. You are blessed when you are insulted. Your reward in heaven will be great. The prophets were persecuted, too.
Jesus calls believers the salt of the earth, but we must maintain our salt or we will be lost.
Jesus calls believers the light of the world, and like a city on the hill, your light cannot be hidden. Let your light shine as a testament to God so that others may come to know him.
Questions for Matthew 5:1-16
1) Jesus cared about the people and their needs. He sat down to teach them what they needed to know. He puts others first. He is humble. He will gladly sacrifice for others.
2) The crowds and the disciples. I’d be amongst the crowds, eager to hear the word of God!
Conclusions to Sermon on the Mount Matthew 5:1-16
Beatitudes are blessed sayings.
When you know Jesus, you know what to do. You can and do influence those around you by reflecting Jesus’ light. This is true even when you don’t see it.
We are able to think and life differently than others due to the power of Christ. Our priorities change from the inside.
Trust God to work miracles within you and in your life, even when you don’t see them happening. Will you trust?