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Beatitudes content in Galilee Flyer CD

 
 
VERSE Halves to be matched:
Number First Half Second Half Pop-up Comment 
1 Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven A person who is "poor in spirit" recognizes that they need God. A person who depends on God everyday truly lives with God as their King.
 2 Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted God has a special concern for those who feel sad and lonely. God also comforts us when we feel lost or are struggling with our personal failings.
 3 Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth  The word "meek" in the New Testament Greek language is "praus." It can describe a soothing medicine, a gentle breeze, or a strong domesticated animal. All are great powers under control.
 
 4 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled Humans hunger for more than just food. When we work for justice and goodness, God fills our heart. When we don't do right, we feel empty.
 5 Blessed are the merciful for they will receive mercy Mercy is compassion in action. Merciful people help others because they know how good God has been to them. Merciful people are unselfish.
 6 Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God Want to see God? You must have a pure heart. How do you get a pure heart? Read Psalm 119: 9-16.
 7 Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God "Shalom" is the Hebrew word for peace. It means "restored," "made whole again." Peacemakers don't just quiet things down, they bring healing.
 8 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven Persecution means "to be put down." There are people in this world who will persecute you for doing and saying what is right. Jesus promises a reward for being courageously good. 
 

QUESTIONS asked/answered:

1. This word is sometimes used in place of the word "blessed."

a. Good

b. Happy

c. Holy

(b)

 

2. The "Kingdom of Heaven" and the "Kingdom of God":

a. are the same thing

b. are two different places and ideas

c. are both phrases that mean "heaven"

(a)

 

3. In the beatitude "Blessed are the meek," the word "meek" means:

a. people who are weak and lowly

b. people who are gentle but strong

c. people who are humble and weak

(b)

 

4. In every beatitude, Jesus:

a. makes a promise

b. lifts up the humble

c. offers the Kingdom of Heaven

(a)

 

5. The Beatitudes are found in which of the following Gospels?

a. Matthew 5:3-12 and Mark 6:1-5

b. Matthew 5:3-12 and Luke 6:20-26

c. Matthew 6:20-26 and Luke 6:3-12

(b)

 

6. A good summary of the Beatitudes would be:

a. Be humble, gentle, merciful and good, and God will be with you in a special way.

b. Be humble, gentle, merciful and good, and you will be allowed in the Kingdom of God.

c. Be humble, gentle, merciful and good, and Jesus will reward you with Heaven.

(a)