Learn It, But Live It {Resources for Matthew 5}

We end this week.

For the past four months, our Hide His Word community through the Do Not Depart blog has been memorizing Matthew 5:1-19. You know the passage:

  • Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. . .
  • You are the salt of the earth. . . 
  • Let your light shine before others. . .

But now we’ve reached the final verse in our memory challenge.

Yet the challenge continues.

Learning words is one thing.

Actually, it’s the easier thing. Living it out is another thing altogether.

So as we continue to solidify the words in our brains even in the weeks to come, we’ll also keep praying for them to sink into our hearts. Into our hands. Into our relationships.

For free printable resources to memorize Matthew 5, click here.

If you want to do a quick study of your own through this section of the Sermon on the Mount, below is an index of articles we published on Matthew 5 at Do Not Depart this spring/summer.

Matthew 5 Articles_DoNotDepart

The first disciples had no idea what they were about to hear on that mountain. Do we?

Are you poor? Do you feed on God’s grace as a regular staple in your spiritual diet?

How does Jesus flip our views of strength? Memorize Matthew 5:4-5 to see how mourning and meekness are blessed.

What are you hungry for? Find satisfaction in showing mercy.

How do you see God? What does that mean?

Blessed are the persecuted. Really? Who? And how?

How can we be reviled today? What did Jesus say about it?

Why did Jesus say to rejoice in persecutions? Can anything good come from pain?

Jesus said that believers are salty. What does that mean? And are we?

You aren’t light because you’re so brilliant. It’s because of Jesus inside of you. He is the light shining through.

Don’t waste your light. Someone needs it to see by.

What good works is God calling you to do this week? When you do them, you bring Him honor.

Jesus was here on purpose. Are we?

Not a jot or a tittle would pass away. What did Jesus mean? Memorize Matthew 5:18 with us and discover.

You’re not invisible. What you do and say matters to more people than just yourself. Memorize Matthew 5:19 and see why.

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Do you have a favorite Beatitude (see the list of Beatitudes here)? Or a favorite scripture you’re applying to your life in this season? Please share in the comments.

8 thoughts on “Learn It, But Live It {Resources for Matthew 5}

  1. blankMaree Dee

    Lisa – I love learning but I must remember to apply what I learn. Practice what I learn. Great post and love the printable. Thank you for sharing with Grace & Truth Christian Link-Up. I love reading your posts there. Maree

  2. blankAshley Davis

    My favorites have been the poor in spirit and pure in heart. To remember that being poor in spirit is that I did nothing and brought nothing to salvation.
    Pure in heart. This is what I want to be.
    I asked Shirley this morning what verse was her favorite, and she said poor in spirit as well. 🙂

    Thankful for this memory verse challenge.

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Those are two of my favorite Beatitudes as well, Ashley. I also love “Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy.” As you know, our backgrounds didn’t necessarily stress grace so it has become all the sweeter to me now that I’ve discovered it.

      Maybe we can recite our Matthew verses to each in person in a few weeks! 🙂 I’d love to meet Shirley one day too.

  3. blankChristin

    I love the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5! These are such great resources at Do Not Depart! I love all the beatitudes, and I think one that sticks out to me is blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Thank you for your encouraging words, Christin. The Sermon on the Mount is special to me, too. The beatitude you picked is also a beautiful one to me; it’s something we all can relate to on a physical level (hunger and thirst) which makes it easier to relate to on a spiritual level as well.

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