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How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit


August 4, 2019


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 Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

Matthew 5:3

My Sermon Notes from August 4, 2019 Full Text: Matthew 5:3

3 「虛心的人有福了!因為天國是他們的。
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
(馬太福音 Matthew 5:3)


Sermon Notes:
馬太福音書 5.3                                  Gospel of Matthew 5.3
{耶穌說:}「虛心的人有                   [Jesus said:] “Blessed are the
福了,因為天國是他們                       poor in spirit, for theirs is the
的。」                                                 kingdom of heaven. “

有福 = __ __ 所 __ __ 的              BLESSED= A____________
天國= __ __ 由 __ __ 治               KINGDOM= The ______ all
虛心= __ __ 自 __ __ 產               POOR IN SPIRIT= I________


Discussion Questions:
1) Spend some time to memorize Matthew 6.3. Recite it to three people in your group, to
one person at a time.
2) Review the outline by reciting it together; use what you have written in the sermon-notes
3) Our sermon gives an exposition of BLESSED. The Good News Translation (GNT)
translates it as ‘happy’ while The Living Bible (TLB) has ‘very fortunate’. What is the
difference(s) among these three?
3a) What wrong impression(s) can each easily produce in people’ minds?
3b) Which one is God/human-centered? Which one better reflects Jesus’ intended
4a) What was the Jewish understanding of KINGDOM in Jesus’ times?
4b) What was our sermon’s exposition of the kingdom? How is this different from 4a?
4c) In what way(s) might one be personally acting like 4a? How can we avoid doing so?
5a) What was our sermon’s exposition of POOR IN SPIRIT?
5b) What’s the difference between 5a and being poor?
5c) When a person self-boasts for 10 minutes, then says ‘Praise God!’ in 2 seconds, is this
5a or being poor or what?
5d) How should we apply 5a in our speech? And in deeds?

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