ATTITUDES THAT LEAD TO PEACE AND CONTENTMENT


Luke 6:17-26 [NCV]

17 Jesus and the apostles came down from the mountain, and he stood on level ground. A large group of his followers was there, as well as many people from all around Judea, Jerusalem, and the seacoast cities of Tyre and Sidon. 18 They all came to hear Jesus teach and to be healed of their sicknesses, and he healed those who were troubled by evil spirits. 19 All the people were trying to touch Jesus, because power was coming from him and healing them all.


20 Jesus looked at his followers and said,

“You people who are poor are blessed,

because the kingdom of God belongs to you.

21 You people who are now hungry are blessed,

because you will be satisfied.

You people who are now crying are blessed,

because you will laugh with joy.

22 “People will hate you, shut you out, insult you, and say you are evil because

you follow the Son of Man. But when they do, you will be blessed. 23 Be full of

joy at that time, because you have a great reward in heaven. Their ancestors

did the same things to the prophets.

24 “But how terrible it will be for you who are rich,

because you have had your easy life.

25 How terrible it will be for you who are full now, because you will be hungry.

How terrible it will be for you who are laughing now, because you will be sad

and cry.

26 “How terrible when everyone says only good things about you, because their

ancestors said the same things about the false prophets.



Memory Verse: Matthew 5:8

They are blessed whose thoughts are pure, for they will see God.




ATTITUDES THAT LEAD TO PEACE AND CONTENTMENT



Luke 6:17-26 [NCV]

17 Jesus and the apostles came down from the mountain, and he stood on level ground. A large group of his followers was there, as well as many people from all around Judea, Jerusalem, and the seacoast cities of Tyre and Sidon. 18 They all came to hear Jesus teach and to be healed of their sicknesses, and he healed those who were troubled by evil spirits. 19 All the people were trying to touch Jesus, because power was coming from him and healing them all.

20 Jesus looked at his followers and said,



I. Humility In Dependence To God’s Enablement.


Luke 6:20

“You people who are “poor” are blessed, because the kingdom of God belongs to you.



Matthew 5:3-5 [NCV]

3 “They are blessed who realize their spiritual poverty,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

4 They are blessed who grieve, for God will comfort them.

5 They are blessed who are humble, for the whole earth will be

theirs.



ATTITUDES THAT LEAD TO PEACE AND CONTENTMENT


  1. HUMILITY IN DEPENDENCE TO GOD’S ENABLEMENT.

  2. HUNGER FOR GOD’S TRUTH



II. HUNGER FOR GOD’S TRUTH


Luke 6:21a

21 You people who are now hungry are blessed, because you will be satisfied.



Matthew 5:6-7 [NCV]

6 They are blessed who hunger and thirst after justice,

for they will be satisfied.

7 They are blessed who show mercy to others,

for God will show mercy to them.


2 Thessalonians 3:10

10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.



ATTITUDES THAT LEAD TO PEACE AND CONTENTMENT

  1. HUMILITY IN DEPENDENCE TO GOD’S ENABLEMENT.

  2. HUNGER FOR GOD’S TRUTH

  3. PURITY IN MOTIVES AND IN LIFESTYLE



III. PURITY IN MOTIVES AND IN LIFESTYLE


Luke 6:21b

You people who are now crying are blessed, because you will laugh with joy.



Matthew 5:4, 8 [NCV]

4 They are blessed who grieve, for God will comfort them.

8 They are blessed whose thoughts are pure, for they will see God.



ATTITUDES THAT LEAD TO PEACE AND CONTENTMENT

  1. HUMILITY IN DEPENDENCE TO GOD’S ENABLEMENT.

  2. HUNGER FOR GOD’S TRUTH

  3. PURITY IN MOTIVES AND IN LIFESTYLE

  4. FAITHFULNESS TO GOD



IV. FAITHFULNESS TO GOD


Luke 6:22-23

22 “People will hate you, shut you out, insult you, and say you are evil because you follow the Son of Man. But when they do, you will be blessed. 23 Be full of joy at that time, because you have a great reward in heaven. Their ancestors did the same things to the prophets.



Matthew 5:9-12 [NCV]

9 They are blessed who work for peace,

for they will be called God’s children.

10 They are blessed who are persecuted for doing good,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

11 “People will insult you and hurt you. They will lie and say all kinds

of evil things about you because you follow me. But when they do,

you will be blessed.

12 Rejoice and be glad, because you have a great reward waiting for

you in heaven. People did the same evil things to the prophets who

lived before you.



ATTITUDES THAT LEAD TO PEACE AND CONTENTMENT

  1. HUMILITY IN DEPENDENCE TO GOD’S ENABLEMENT.

  2. HUNGER FOR GOD’S TRUTH

  3. PURITY IN MOTIVES AND IN LIFESTYLE

  4. FAITHFULNESS TO GOD

  5. GOD-PLEASER



V. GOD-PLEASER


1. Not Materialistic


Luke 6:24

24 “But how terrible it will be for you who are rich, because you have had your easy life.



1 Timothy 6:9-10 [LEB]

9 But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and a trap and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge those people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all evil, by which some, because they* desire it, have gone astray from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains.




2. Not Pleasure Seekers


Luke 6:25

25 How terrible it will be for you who are full now, because you will be hungry.

How terrible it will be for you who are laughing now, because you will be sad and cry.



Philippians 3:18-21 [ESV]

18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.




3. Not people pleasers


Luke 6:26

26 “How terrible when everyone says only good things about you, because their ancestors said the same things about the false prophets.


Ephesians 6:5-9 [ESV]

5 Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, 6 not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, 8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free. 9 Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.




ATTITUDES THAT LEAD TO PEACE AND CONTENTMENT

  1. HUMILITY IN DEPENDENCE TO GOD’S ENABLEMENT.

  2. HUNGER FOR GOD’S TRUTH

  3. PURITY IN MOTIVES AND IN LIFESTYLE

  4. FAITHFULNESS TO GOD

  5. GOD-PLEASER





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