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May 4, 2014 "Pure in Heart" Matthew 5:8
May 04, 2014 Rev. Dr. Robert Lee
New Highland Baptist Church Podcast

May 4, 2014 "Pure in Heart" Matthew 5:8

May 04, 2014

Rev. Dr. Robert Lee

BLESS THIS HOME PT.2 Key Verse: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8, NIV) MAIN THOUGHT: Without Christ, there is no such thing as a PURE heart. The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” (Jer. 17:9-10) “They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity...” (Eph. 4:18-19) • We are not just a CHRISTIAN family • We are a Christ-CENTERED family “How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.” (Psalm 119:9-10) CREATING A CULTURE OF PURITY 1. Get your OWN heart right “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23) 2. Parent to the HEART— 1 Samuel 16:7 3. Pursue PERFECT purity of the heart— Ephesians 5:3; Ezekiel 36:26 WHAT STEPS DO YOU NEED TO TAKE TO CREATE A PERMANENT CULTURE OF PURITY IN YOUR FAMILY?
BLESS THIS HOME PT.2 Key Verse: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8, NIV) MAIN THOUGHT: Without Christ, there is no such thing as a PURE heart. The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” (Jer. 17:9-10) “They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity...” (Eph. 4:18-19) • We are not just a CHRISTIAN family • We are a Christ-CENTERED family “How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.” (Psalm 119:9-10) CREATING A CULTURE OF PURITY 1. Get your OWN heart right “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23) 2. Parent to the HEART— 1 Samuel 16:7 3. Pursue PERFECT purity of the heart— Ephesians 5:3; Ezekiel 36:26 WHAT STEPS DO YOU NEED TO TAKE TO CREATE A PERMANENT CULTURE OF PURITY IN YOUR FAMILY?
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