KINGDOM101: Matthew 5:1-12

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Although familiar and often quoted, the Sermon on the Mount is not easily understood or applied. This introduction provides the foundation needed before one attempts to fully appropriate the teachings of Jesus. In this teaching, Henson makes four key observations of Matt 5:1-2, welcomes one and all to Mount Makarios (the Mountain of Blessedness, Matt 5:3-12) and then provides a broad structure of Jesus’ Kingdom Manifesto. Listen, and then dive deep with us in the next sessions.

Being poor in spirit, or brokenness, is not a trait we particularly crave for. And yet, according to Jesus, the first beautitude in Matt 5:3 is foundational to fully appropriating kingdom blessedness. In this teaching, Henson invites all to “The Break First Club”, explaining what true brokenness is and how that positions us to receive the fullness of the kingdom of heaven.

What’s so good about mourning? Understandably, mourning is not what we look forward to. And yet, in Matt 5:4, Jesus declares that those who mourn are considered blessed because of the comfort they shall receive. Henson answers two important questions, “Why do we mourn?” and “How do we mourn?” Having the right perspectives will enable us to suffer well that we may be rightly positioned to enjoy the blessedness of the kingdom!

How do we understand meekness in a dog-eat-dog world? In this teaching, Henson takes time to define what biblical meekness and how it affects believers across seven practical aspects of spiritual life and relationships. He also cautions against the extremes of Christian dominionism, bringing balance and perspective to how we are to see and understand our inheritance in Christ through eschatological hope.

When Jesus, the King of Righteousness, speaks about hungering and thirsting for righteousness, we must most certainly take heed. From Matt 5:6, Henson teaches about righteousness and what it means for believers beyond the receiving of the gift of righteousness by faith. If you have never heard a teaching on righteousness, don’t miss this.

Be challenged by this kingdom requirement in Matt 5:7. As recipients of God’s mercy, it is expected of all believers that mercy and grace be likewise extended. Beware of mercy stealers and killers that keep us from being merci-naries on mission for Jesus and His kingdom.

Brace yourself for a detailed study of the hard issues that affect the condition of all our hearts. Consider the plight but also be encouraged by the promise declared in Matt 5:8, that those with pure hearts shall see God. In this teaching, Henson makes effort to define words and concepts that are familiar but often misunderstood. Get ready to be challenged!

If believers do not first understand peace, how can we be peacemakers according to Matthew 5:9? And yet, that is what Jesus, the Prince of Peace, expects of His kingdom subjects. in this session, Henson teaches about peace and being peacemakers through five points, bringing the listener from meeting the Master of Peace to maturing in the Master’s Peace.

With this final beatitude in Matt 5:10-12, Jesus describes what kingdom subjects can expect when they live the ways of the kingdom. Not exactly something anyone would desire but Jesus declares the blessedness of those who are persecuted for His sake. And what these can decidedly look forward to are the great rewards they will receive from the King of kings!

#25 Matt 5:1-2 Mount Makarios

Although familiar and often quoted, the Sermon on the Mount is not easily understood or applied. This introduction provides the foundation needed before one attempts to fully appropriate the teachings of Jesus. In this teaching, Henson makes four key observations of Matt 5:1-2, welcomes one and all to Mount Makarios (the Mountain of Blessedness, Matt 5:3-12) and then provides a broad structure of Jesus’ Kingdom Manifesto. Listen, and then dive deep with us in the next sessions.

#26 Matt 5:3 The Break First Club

Being poor in spirit, or brokenness, is not a trait we particularly crave for. And yet, according to Jesus, the first beautitude in Matt 5:3 is foundational to fully appropriating kingdom blessedness. In this teaching, Henson invites all to “The Break First Club”, explaining what true brokenness is and how that positions us to receive the fullness of the kingdom of heaven.

#27 Matt 5:4 Good Mourning!

What’s so good about mourning? Understandably, mourning is not what we look forward to. And yet, in Matt 5:4, Jesus declares that those who mourn are considered blessed because of the comfort they shall receive. Henson answers two important questions, “Why do we mourn?” and “How do we mourn?” Having the right perspectives will enable us to suffer well that we may be rightly positioned to enjoy the blessedness of the kingdom!

#28 Matt 5:5 Me, Meek?

How do we understand meekness in a dog-eat-dog world? In this teaching, Henson takes time to define what biblical meekness and how it affects believers across seven practical aspects of spiritual life and relationships. He also cautions against the extremes of Christian dominionism, bringing balance and perspective to how we are to see and understand our inheritance in Christ through eschatological hope.

#29 Matt 5:6 Just In Time

When Jesus, the King of Righteousness, speaks about hungering and thirsting for righteousness, we must most certainly take heed. From Matt 5:6, Henson teaches about righteousness and what it means for believers beyond the receiving of the gift of righteousness by faith. If you have never heard a teaching on righteousness, don’t miss this.

#30 Matt 5:7 Mercenaries on Mission

Be challenged by this kingdom requirement in Matt 5:7. As recipients of God’s mercy, it is expected of all believers that mercy and grace be likewise extended. Beware of mercy stealers and killers that keep us from being merci-naries on mission for Jesus and His kingdom.

Brace yourself for a detailed study of the hard issues that affect the condition of all our hearts. Consider the plight but also be encouraged by the promise declared in Matt 5:8, that those with pure hearts shall see God. In this teaching, Henson makes effort to define words and concepts that are familiar but often misunderstood. Get ready to be challenged!

If believers do not first understand peace, how can we be peacemakers according to Matthew 5:9? And yet, that is what Jesus, the Prince of Peace, expects of His kingdom subjects. in this session, Henson teaches about peace and being peacemakers through five points, bringing the listener from meeting the Master of Peace to maturing in the Master’s Peace.

With this final beatitude in Matt 5:10-12, Jesus describes what kingdom subjects can expect when they live the ways of the kingdom. Not exactly something anyone would desire but Jesus declares the blessedness of those who are persecuted for His sake. And what these can decidedly look forward to are the great rewards they will receive from the King of kings!

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