Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Greater Is He That Is In Me, Living for Jesus, Cry of My Heart, Let It Be Said of Us, and Lord, Be Glorified and concluding with Adrienne Ingram singing Healer
Message Title: The Persecuted
Text: Matthew 5:10
Take Home Point: If our commitment to Jesus is greater than our commitment to the world, the world will reject us.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Brethren We Have Met to Worship, O for a Heart to Praise My God, Let Others See Jesus in You, I Give You My Heart, Change My Heart O God, and Take Time to Be Holy followed by Larry Cross singing Amazing Grace
Message Title: The Peacemakers
Text: Matthew 5:9
Take Home Point: When we bring the peace, love, and wisdom of God to a broken and hurting world, we reveal the character of God.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Star Spangled Banner, God of Our Fathers, Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated, Purer in Heart, and Refiner's Fire concluding with the First Baptist choir singing And All the People Said Amen
Message Title: The Pure in Heart
Text: Matthew 5:8
Take Home Point: We will never see God as He is until our hearts truly reflect His heart.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Hallelujah! (Your Love is Amazing), To God Be the Glory, Wonderful Grace of Jesus, Grace Greater Than Our Sin, and Amazing Grace followed by the First Baptist Choir singing Honored Glorified Exalted
Message Title: The Merciful
Text: Matthew 5:7
Take Home Point: As God's children, we are called to reflect His character by being merciful to everyone we encounter.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Beautiful One, Praise My Soul the King of Heaven, Be Thou My Vision, Christ is Enough, and Enough
Message Title: Those Who Seek Righteousness
Text: Matthew 5:6
Take Home Point: Our salvation should lead us to a life that is passionately devoted to doing and being what is right in God's eyes through His power.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Hallelujah and Great Are You Lord
Message Title: The Gentle
Text: Matthew 5:5
Take Home Point: No matter what the situation, we can quietly and confidently trust in God since we know who we are in Jesus.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing Holy Is the Lord, Holy Holy Holy, Open the Eyes of My Heart, Wonderful Merciful Savior, It Is Well with My Soul, In the Presence of Jehovah
Message Title: Those Who Mourn
Text: Matthew 5:4
Take Home Point: We reveal the character of the Kingdom when our hearts break simply because there is darkness in the world and in our hearts.
Included Music: First Baptist congregation singing He Has Made Me Glad, Rejoice the Lord is King, Crown Him with Many Crowns, Jesus Messiah, and This is Amazing Grace/Amazing Grace with special music by Twang singing Ain't No Grave
Message Title: Poor in Spirit
Text: Matthew 5:3
Take Home Point: When we humbly come to Jesus trusting in Him rather than in ourselves, we experience God's approval and display the character of the Kingdom.