8 Sermons: The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes and the Gospel of the Kingdom

Matthew 5:1-12

by John Piper

The powerful mercy of the kingdom has already come in Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit Who Mourn

Matthew 5:3-4

by John Piper

Blessed are those who feel keenly their helplessness and their unworthiness and their emptiness and are driven by them to the grace of God.

Blessed Are the Meek

Matthew 5:5

by John Piper

Meekness begins with God and ends with God.

Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

Matthew 5:6

by John Piper

The hunger of your life that cannot be satisfied by anything in this world is the constant beckoning of God to remember that you were made for him.

Blessed Are the Merciful

Matthew 5:7

by John Piper

Mercy comes from mercy. Our mercy to each other comes from God's mercy to us.

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Matthew 5:8

by John Piper

It is not enough to clean up our act on the outside. Jesus is concerned about our heart.

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Matthew 5:9

by John Piper

God is a peace-loving God, and a peacemaking God. God's children have the character of their Father.

Blessed Are the Persecuted

Matthew 5:10-12

by John Piper

To the degree that you believe what Jesus sees in heaven, to that degree you will be able to rejoice and be glad in suffering.