Sermons on Spiritual Life and Growth (Page 3)
Matthew 5:13-16 — Jesus provides three metaphors/images for understanding “blessed to be a blessing.”
Matthew 5.10-12 – How are those who are persecuted for doing what God says is right to be blessed?
Matthew 5:9 – God not only desires for us to be pure and holy, but also to make peace and extend mercy.
Matthew 5:8 — Jesus commends the process and pursuit of purity (holiness) as one of the attributes of the Heavenly Father.
Matthew 5:6 — God blesses and truly satisfies those who listen and obey what He says is right.
Matthew 5:5 — If we serve God and others we will experience the blessing of participating in God’s restoration of humanity and Creation.
Matthew 5:1-3 — Jesus teaches that wealth, status, and righteousness do not earn a place in the Kingdom; rather, it is God’s gift.
Revelation 21; 1 Cor. 15 — A look at the here-and-now implications of our future restoration by God: being and bearing first fruits in the world.
Romans 8:6-14; Acts 1-2 — Throughout all of scripture, the Holy Spirit is God’s power and presence with us and for us, leading us to obedience.
1 Peter 2:9-10 — We are blessed to be a blessing, to share the Good News and enact God’s love, mercy, and justice in the world.