Flourishing: The Merciful

Matthew 5:7

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

RESOURCES: ESV Study Bible; The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary by Jonathan Pennington; The Sermon on the Mount: Restoring Christ’s Message to the Modern Church by Charles Quarles; A Harmony of the Gospels by John Calvin

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Flourishing: The Meek

Matthew 5:5

Flourishing are the meek because they will inherit the earth.

RESOURCES: ESV Study Bible; The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary by Jonathan Pennington; The Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 5-7 (Expositional Commentary) by James Montgomery Boice; Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller; Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N.T. Wright

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Flourishing: Those Who Mourn

Matthew 5:4

Jesus invites his people to experience true flourishing through mourning.

RESOURCES: ESV Study Bible; The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary by Jonathan Pennington; Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller; Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible: Matthew by Stanley Hauerwas

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Flourishing: The Poor in Spirit

Matthew 5:3

Blessed are the poor in spirit because theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

SV Study Bible; The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing by Jonathan Pennington; The Sermon on the Mount: Restoring Christ’s Message to the Modern Church by Charles Quarles; Studies in the Sermon on the Mount by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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Flourishing: The Way of Jesus

Matthew 5:1-12

Jesus the Christ delivers his authoritative vision for human flourishing to his disciples.

RESOURCES: ESV Study Bible; A Biblical Theology of Human Flourishing by Jonathan Pennington; The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary by Jonathan Pennington; Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible: Matthew by Stanley Hauerwas; Authority and Flourishing by Josh Kouri

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That You May Know

1 John 5:6-13

God’s testimony and our possession of eternal life in Christ gives us great assurance.

RESOURCES: ESV Study Bible; Tyndale New Testament Commentaries: The Letters of John by John Stott; Reformed Expository Commentaries: 1, 2, & 3 John by Douglas Sean O’Donnell

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