February 10, 2019

“The Path To The Blessed Life”

Matthew 5:8-9

This week, Pastor David continued the “Sermon On The Mount” series. Re-read those verses as you consider these questions. 

  • What does it mean to you to be “blessed”? How does that compare to how Jesus describes being “blessed”?
  • Think about who you are privately and who you are publicly. What is the gap between your private and public selves? What masks are you wearing publicly to hide who you are privately?
  • What keeps you from seeing God clearly? Starting right now, how can you begin clearing your vision?
  • In what area(s) of your life do you need peace? What is the first step you must take to find that peace?

 In your time with God this week,

1. Thank God  for the ways He has blessed you, especially those that are counter-cultural to what our world sees as blessing.

2. Ask God to help you remove the masks that are keeping you from seeing Him clearly.

3. Commit to taking the first step toward reconciliation with someone/something this week.


"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."  -Matthew 5:8

"Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully." -Psalm 24:3-4

"Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners and purify your hearts you double-minded." - James 4:8

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God."  -Matthew 5:9

"So then let us pursue what make for peace and for mutual upbuilding."  -Romans 14:19

"So if you are offering your gift at the altar and remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift."  -Matthew 5:23-24

"If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all."  -Romans 12:18