Lessons On Blessings | Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness Pastor Justin Miller
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Jesus tells us to come hungry for God.
Kortazo: Greek word is meaning God fills us to overflow.
The condition to this blessing you must come in the right state with God – ready to receive.
A lot of things may thrill us but only God can fill us.
Matthew 6:33 New International Version
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
We can’t just be hungry; we have to be hungry for God.
What are you really hungry for?
Most of what we fill ourselves with never really satisfies us.
When we hunger and thirst for the wrong things we will never be filled.
Jesus says when we hunger and thirst for the righteous of God we will be filled.
John 6:30-35 New International Version
30 So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.”
35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
When our faith is in Christ alone we have all that we need.
The truth is our souls are starving but we’re not feeding them.
The Bread of Life and the Living Water is set before us but we refuse to take what Jesus gives us.
We’re not in the Word, we’re not in prayer, we’re not coming together, and we are ignoring what God is giving us.
We’re not coming together to worship.
Hebrews 10:24-25 New International Version
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
As a church we are a family and we have to encourage each other.
Let’s run hard after Jesus.
Since Covid we have chosen to starve to death and refuse all that God has for us.
Ephesians 3:20 New International Version
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
Psalm 34:8 New International Version
8 Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
We need to taste the goodness of God.
When you experience the piece that exceeds all understand you will developed a taste for God
Who are you feeding? What appetite in your life are you feeding?
What part of you is most nourished? Your flesh or your spirit?
2 Chronicles 16:9 New International Version
9 For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”
God is looking for that one person who is running hard after Him
Be the one.
Never forget, God is in you and with you always. He will never forget you, He will never turn away. He is listening and always, God Loves You No Matter What!
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The week of 7-25-21 through 8-1-21
Wednesday, July 28 th,
Not Your Mama’s Bible Study presents Eyewitness Bible Series the Book of Acts
Acts is the history of the first churches and the spread of Christianity. After the death of Jesus, Christianity existed almost exclusively among the Jews. The first part of Acts portrays the meaning of Christianity, how it was shared, and how it was lived out in a closed community of Jews whose common culture was based on the Old Testament.
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