Sunday Messages

Oct 03, 2010

Jesus on Character

Matthew 5:1-12 by Pastor Dan Walker
This message first looks at an overview of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. Then it looks in detail at the 8 beatitudes as character qualities of a disciple of Jesus. Practical examples are given how to be blessed by growing to be more like Jesus in these eight areas.
Duration:40 mins 40 secs

Jesus on Character

40 Days with Jesus – Part 1

Life Church October 3, 2010

Pastor Dan Walker






Matthew 6:8 (NIV) Do not be like them …






1. Have a ______________ spirit

Matthew 5:3 (NIV) Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.






2. Have a _____________ heart

Matthew 5:4 (NIV) Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.






3. Be ____________ in heart

Matthew 5:5 (NIV) Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.






4. Be ____________ for God

Matthew 5:6 (NIV) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.






5. Be ____________ with others

Matthew 5:7 (NIV) Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.






6. Have a __________ heart

Matthew 5:8 (NIV) Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.






7. Be a __________________

Matthew 5:9 (NIV) Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.






8. Live for God _______________

Matthew 5:10-11 (NIV) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.






Matthew 5:12 (NIV) Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.






2 Timothy 3:12 (NIV) In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

Message Study Guide

Jesus on Character

Life Church October 3, 2010

(Answer questions based on the message outline and verses) 

Intro.     How would you define a disciple of Jesus Christ?


How is a hypocrite different than a disciple (Matthew 6:8)?


The beatitudes describe 8 character traits of a disciple that are blessed. What do you think it means to be blessed?


1.         How can someone cultivate a dependant spirit (Matthew 5:3)? How are the poor in spirit blessed?


2.         Why do you think people don’t mourn over their sins (Matthew 5:4)?


3.         In what ways is it more difficult to be humble than proud (Matthew 5:5)?


4.         What does it mean practically to be hungry for God (Matthew 5:6)?


5.         What kind of people around you have a need to be shown mercy (Matthew 5:7)?


6.         Why do you think only the pure in heart will see God (Matthew 5:8)?


7.         In what way was Jesus a peacemaker? How can we, as sons of God, be peacemakers (Matthew 5:9)?


8.         Why are all true disciples of Jesus persecuted (Matthew 5:10-12, 2 Timothy 3:12)? In what ways does persecution happen today?