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Hunger for Holiness

July 18, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Hunger for Holiness - Matthew 5:6

 

Sermon Notes:

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Digging Deeper:

  • What is your focused pursuit in life?  If it is not what it should be, then ask God to help you have the right desires.
  • Why should we pursue holiness in our lives?  How could it draw us closer to God?
  • What is one area of your life God would like you to bring in conformity to His Word?  What steps can you take to grow in this area?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 42:1-4; 63:1-8; Rom 8:29; 2 Cor 3:18; Eph 3:17-19; 5:1-21; 1 Peter 1:12-2:9; 1 Jn 1:5-10

Blessed are the Mourners and the Meek

July 11, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Blessed are the Mourners and the Meek – Matthew 5:4-5

 

Sermon Notes:

v4  “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

v5  “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Digging Deeper:

  • What is sin?  How can we remember how serious sin is?
  • Why should Christians be grieved over sin?
  • How does Jesus provide comfort to those mourning over sin?
  • What does it look like to be meek?  Does that describe you today?
  • How can you cultivate regular grief over your sin?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 37:7-11; 51:1-17; Isa 42:2-3; 57:14-21; 61:1-3; Mt 11:28-30; Jam 4:7-10; Rev 7:17; 21:4

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit/Those who Mourn

July 03, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit/Those who Mourn

– Matthew 5:3-4

 

Sermon Notes:

Introduction to Beatitudes:

v3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

v4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Digging Deeper:

  • What does blessed describe here in Matthew 5?
  • What does it mean to be poor in spirit?  What should recognizing our spiritual bankruptcy cause us to do?
  • How can believers cultivate an ongoing attitude of being poor in spirit?
  • What should cause us as Christians to mourn?  How does God bring comfort?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 1; 32:1-2; 51; Isa 6:1-7; 61:1-3; Matt 5:1-12; Luke 18:9-14; Phil 3:3-9  

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