Mission Central Podcast #007 – Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Today’s episode is Matthew 5:8: “The pure in heart are blessed, for they will see God..” Here it is: #007

Here are the key points from this episode:
– Pure in heart is defined in several ways: morally pure, sincere/single minded, free from deceit
– Jesus doesn’t say to follow your heart but to have a pure heart. The heart is deceitful (Jeremiah 17:9) Those who tell you to follow your heart are not giving good advice.
– Religious people are willing to settle for recognition instead of sincerely desiring to see God.

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Mission Central Podcast #006 – Blessed are the Merciful

Today’s episode is Matthew 5:7: “The merciful are blessed, for they will be shown mercy.” Here it is: #006

Here are the key points from this episode:
Grace deals with sin. Mercy deals with the pain and misery of sin.
Those who are merciful are compassionate, generous, and tenderhearted.
Mercy doesn’t mean that you do condone sin, rather that you see the debilitating effect of sin and choose to respond to the pain and misery that accompany sin.

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Mission Central Podcast #005 – Hungering for Righteousness

Today’s episode is Matthew 5:6: “Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed, for they will be filled..” Here it is: #005

Here are the key points from this episode:
– If you have no desire for spiritual things then you need to examine whether you are related to God at all.
– Religious people settle for ritual instead of seeking out the higher things – righteousness.

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Mission Central Podcast #004 – Blessed are the Gentle/Meek

Today’s episode is Matthew 5:5: “The gentle are blessed,for they will inherit the earth.” Here it is: #004

Here are the key points from this episode:
– This is one of the hardest words to define. It means: gentle, humble, considerate, courteous, under control.
– A good illustration of meekness is David while he is being pursued by Saul.
– The world values the aggressive man who leads an organization with ambition.

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Mission Central Podcast #003 – Blessed are those who mourn

Today’s episode is Matthew 5:4: “Those who mourn are blessed,for they will be comforted.” Here it is: #003

There are several key points in today’s episode:
– He isn’t talking about mourning a loved one, but mourning your own sin.
– We should mourn over the loss of innocence, personal integrity, self-respect.
– True joy will not precede the conviction of sin.

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Mission Central Podcast #002 – The Poor in Spirit

Today’s episode is Matthew 5:3: “The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.” Here it is: #002

There are several key points in today’s episode:
– We must realize our own need for Christ, this pushes us to repentance and faith.
– We must realize that everyone else also has this need, this pushes us to evangelism.
– The world says you have everything you need to accomplish great thing, You need nothing.
– Salvation is only for those who recognize their own spiritual poverty and trust in Christ.

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Mission Central Podcast

Today we are announcing the launch of a new podcast. We will publish excerpts from messages I’ve preached as well as interviews with various people across the Christian world. We will bring you original content as well as interesting people who are serving the Lord all over the world.

If you have recommendations for people you want to hear from or about please include them in the comments below. If you have insights on the passages I am teaching, questions or answers, please comment.

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Here is today’s episode, an introduction to the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5-7.

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