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May 22, 2016 - Yoked to a Savior - Matthew 5:4-5

posted May 26, 2016, 8:27 AM by Grant Garber   [ updated Jun 7, 2016, 10:42 AM ]
  • When we are yoked to Christ as He invites us to be, we find His own gracious, easy character beginning to form within us.
  • Jesus wants you to be a spiritual person and we only become spiritual by confessing how poor we are at it.
  • Blessed are those who mourn their spiritual poverty.
  • The reason it is getting harder and harder to mourn sin is that our society is giving us more and more excuses for our sin.
  • There is no blessing for figuring out who to blame for what’s wrong in your life.
  • To maintain responsibility for your life means there are 1mes when you have to realize that it is your fault. You are the one who did this. And that leads us then to confession.
  • The Bible’s understanding of meekness makes it synonymous actually with gentleness.
  • Being forgiven as one who has confessed and is living out of their forgiveness makes you a somebody. That’s what makes you strong. That makes you a giant in the eyes of God, and that is what frees you to be gentle.
  • In order to be gentle with someone else, you have to first be gentle with yourself.
  • Gentleness comes as the byproduct of gratitude for the grace and the mercy we have received.
  • “To inherit the earth” means to have lived life well and to end life correctly. But how does one get to the right place? You inherit it.
Pastor Jim Spon | Matthew 5:4-5