What are the implications of doing what we know to do? What if you could become a better parent? A patient mother who disciplines with love and wisdom? A selfless dad who is not so caught up in his own world that he misses out on magical moments with the family? What if you could be characterized by peace? In spite of your pace, your financial security, or your loneliness. What if you could be free from insecurity and pride, fear and anxiety, a bad temper, or a bad attitude? If that appeals to you you, Jesus has good news. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Blessed are those who want what God wants.
Two Spiritual Disciplines for you:
1 – Memorization: Check out the Recommended Bible Verses document
2 – Meditation: Try the Meditation Verses document
Ask God to alter your appetite. Think about what you’re thinking about.
Book Recommendation: “Soul Keeping” by John Ortberg
Join a small group. There’s something about being a part of a close knit, spiritual community that helps strengthen your relationship with Jesus.
Primary text: Matthew 5:6
Other texts in this message: Psalm 1, Isaiah 26:3,
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Look to the Son Matt Crocker, Joel Houston, Scott Ligertwood, Reuben Morgan, and Marty Sampsoncker, Joel Houston, Scott Ligertwood, Reuben Morgan, and Marty Sampson
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Wonderful Christy Nockels
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Troy Champ, The Good Life, Hunger Pangs, Matthew 5:6, Psalm 1, Isaiah 26:3