Tag Archives: purity

How we see God (2 Samuel 22:26-27)

This past Sunday, I was preaching on the Sermon on the Mount, and in particular, Matthew 5:7-8. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (ESV) I wonder … Continue reading

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I Thessalonians 4:1-8 — To be sexually pure

We live in a world much like the times of the New Testament, a world in which sexual impurity is rampant. We see it in TV shows, movies, commercials, the internet; wherever you look, it’s there. But in buying into … Continue reading

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John 17:16-19 — Sanctified, being sanctified

Sanctification. It’s one of those words that could best be described as “Christianese.”  A word that has meaning in the church, and very little outside of it.  It’s a word you often see in scripture, and one that you might … Continue reading

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Luke 19:28; John 11:55-57 — A cleansing that goes beyond the surface

Right after Jesus’ parable about those who were determined to reject him as king, we see the actual people whom Jesus was speaking of. Jesus was fast approaching Jerusalem, and a lot of people were already there to celebrate the Passover. … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:8 — To see God

There are so many songs that express a desire to see God.  Back when I was a kid, we had a song, Open our eyes Lord, We want to see Jesus. To reach out and touch him. To say that … Continue reading

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Song of Solomon 2:3-3:5 — Keeping ourselves pure

We live in a culture where purity is hard to come by.  How many husbands and wives come into their marriages sexually pure? Everything in our culture seems to fight against it.  TV dramas constantly depict sex before marriage, and … Continue reading

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