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Delivered By
Travis Markes
Delivered On
July 23, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Matthew 5:1-12

"Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecuted you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:1-12 ESV)

Step #8: Following Jesus will cost me, but it will be worth the cost.

1. When I live for Christ I will be hated and persecuted.

2. I will be hated because I am different.

3. I will decide to rejoice when I suffer for Jesus.

4. Great is the reward that awaits me in heaven!


 Refocusing Attitude #8: I will patiently wait for my reward.