Shockingly Happy - The Surprising Power of Humility With JESUS

Pastor Sam Sutter - 7/4/2023

People who are poor in spirit are happy and blessed – is what Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:1 – which is the opposite of what we think. We think that people who are upbeat, encouraged and confident are happy and better off. But there’s something about being humble, even if it’s humiliating to get there that sets you up for a better future.

Matthew 5:1–3 (NIV)

Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

5:3–12pp—Lk 6:20–23

He said:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Daniel 7:13–14 (NIV) 13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man,  coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

Psalm 86:1–5  Listen, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Protect my life, for I am faithful. You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You. Be gracious to me, Lord, for I call to You all day long. Bring joy to Your servant’s life, because I turn to You, Lord. For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, rich in faithful love to all who call on You.

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