The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes start off a section in The Book of Matthew called the Sermon on the Mount.

The Beatitudes, or Blessings, are like an introduction to the rest of the chapters in Matthew.

Each beatitude looks at different circumstances of life and how all Christians are blessed through our faith. Jesus teaches us virtues and values in life that will result in blessings and rewards as we walk in His will. These blessings are applicable to every Christian, following Jesus Christ.

We are to store up our riches in heaven! Matt 6:19-21

In these short daily lessons, we will go through all 8 Beatitudes, and your children will receive one Beatitude a day as a memory Verse. Our rules for memory verses also apply here, if you are using The Plan from our curriculum.

You can also use the “My Beatitudes Book” to help your children (ages 5+ and teens) remember their memory verses and get access to The Plan as well as the full Beatitude Lessons with included family discussion questions.

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All scripture will be used from the KNJV and the NLT versions.

And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying…

Matthew 5:1-2

Matthew 5:3

God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,
    for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

The poor in spirit are those who feel a deep sense of spiritual need and realize their emptiness before God. The kingdom of heaven is theirs, because they seek it, and find it, they also abide in it.

The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people–robbers, evildoers, adulterers–or even like this tax collector. (Luke 18:11)

We must empty ourselves of ourselves before we can receive God’s promise.

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Matthew 5:4

God blesses those who mourn,

For they will be comforted.

God is our ONLY comforter, and you cannot receive the comfort of God until you receive the Holy Spirit.

The blessing is not just upon all that mourn, but those who mourn in reference to sin. We are comforted by the discovery and acceptance of God’s pardon, Jesus Christ dying on the Cross for us.

Romans 12:9 “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”

2 Peter 2:8 “Yes, Lot was a righteous man who was tormented in his soul by the wickedness he saw and heard day after day.”

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Matthew 5:5

God blesses those who are humble,

For they will inherit the whole earth.

Humbleness is trusting that God will take care of you, no matter what. As Christians, we stand up for what is right, and don’t seek revenge.  Our battles are fought by God.

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

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Matthew 5:6

God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,

    for they will be satisfied.

We crave being right with God, and He fills us up with his righteousness when we choose to follow him.

Isaiah 55:2-3

Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength?
    Why pay for food that does you no good?
Listen to me, and you will eat what is good.
    You will enjoy the finest food.

“Come to me with your ears wide open.
    Listen, and you will find life.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you.
    I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.

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Matthew 5:7

God blesses those who are merciful,

    for they will be shown mercy.

Mercy is an active virtue that Christians can show to each other because we have been given mercy ourselves. Since God has forgiven our sins, we should forgive others and show mercy.

See 1 Peter 1:3-4

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Matthew 5:8

God blesses those whose hearts are pure,

    for they will see God.

The pure in heart are those who are free from evil desires and drives. We can see and experience God’s presence, by His Holy Spirit within us, because we are free from self-righteousness and arrogant behaviors.

“Even Death and Destruction hold no secrets from the Lord.
    How much more does he know the human heart!

Proverbs 15:11

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Matthew 5:9

God blesses those who work for peace,

    for they will be called the children of God.

Children of God are peacemakers. We help bring people to Christ and we do our best to get along with everyone.  

“Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18

The term includes all who make peace between men, whether as individuals or as communities. It includes even those who earnestly attempt to make peace, even if it doesn’t work out. We are called to try!

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Matthew 5:10

God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right,

    for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

Those who suffer because of their loyalty to Christ are blessed by being bound more closely to that kingdom for which they suffer under Christ.

To explain more plainly, people will sometimes dislike us and treat us poorly, but that persecution shows that we are Christians and are going to Heaven.

Refer to John 15:20

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Jesus finishes The Beatitudes 5 up by saying

“God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. 12 Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.

Matthew 5:11-12

Optional Family Discussion Questions:

  • How does it feel when someone says bad things about you? (parents feel free to relate an experience or encourage your children to.)

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