Blessed are those who mourn
Matthew 5:1 Seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven.
7:28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, 29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
MOURN WHEN BROKENHEARTED
John 11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping…35 Jesus wept.
Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart.
MOURN OVER YOUR SIN
James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…, you sinners…. 9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
MOURN FOR UNSAVED PEOPLE
Luke 19:41 He saw the city and wept over it.
Romans 9:2 I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart 3… for my countrymen … 4 who are Israelites.
Acts 20:29 Savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. 31 For three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.
MOURN WITH THOSE WHO MOURN
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
THOSE WHO MOURN WILL BE COMFORTED
Matthew 25:21 “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
QUESTIONS FOR LIFE
1.Please read these words of Jesus found in Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
2.Please review the meaning behind this diagram:
3.As a child, were you encouraged to cry or discouraged from crying?
4.Can you tell about a time that you mourned because you were broken hearted?
5.Can you tell about a time that you mourned over your sin?
6.Can you tell about a time that you mourned for unsaved people?
7.Can you tell about a time that you should have mourned with one who mourned but you did not? How did that turn out?
8.Can you tell about a time that you mourned with someone who mourned? How did that turn out?
9.Please review what Joseph Bayly said about two people who came to him after the death of his child. In what ways do you think this story can help you?
10.Please review the story of David Ferguson and his disappointed son. In what ways do you think his story can help you?
11.How do you think you’re doing when it comes to mourning?
12.Please compare the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:4 and Matthew 25:21 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
13. What practical difference can this comparison make in your life?