Hidden Treasures

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Beatitudes Series: Introduction

 

What makes you happy and satisfied?   What motivates  and excites you?  If you are the person God wants you to be, you can rejoice with the Apostle Paul in Philippians 1:21 “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”   If in your heart of hearts your answer is anything but knowing Christ and living for Him and serving Him,  I fear for you.  You are setting yourself up for great disappointment and sorrow.  The blessed life is not found searching for  happiness,  personal fulfillment and success; rather, we stumble over happiness on the road to serving  God and seeking to live for His glory.

 

The Beatitudes, found in Matthew 5:1-12, introduce Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount  found in chapters 5-7. The Beatitudes describe the true Christian. The first and foremost fact about a Christian is that he is blessed beyond measure now and throughout eternity.

 

The Beatitudes do not make us Christians. That is the supernatural work of God which takes place in our heart when we come to Christ as a sinner and put our trust in His shed blood sacrificed for us on the cross. By God’s grace and through simple faith in Him, He forgives our sins and justifies us, imputing Jesus righteousness to our account and thus making us fit for Heaven. That truth is found in II Corinthians 5:21.

 

 The most important need for a Christian is that his life be rooted deeply in God’s Word, the Bible.  He is in it day and night, reading it and meditating on it.  He appreciates all that God has done for him and his one great desire in life is to know and enjoy God and live for Him.

 Join me in this study of the Beatitudes and in other topics on this web site as we search for hidden Treasures from God’s Word.

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March 15, 2006 - Posted by | Beatitudes Series

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