Sermon Series: The Life of Christ: From Creation to the Cradle to the Cross to the Crown

Sermon Title: The King’s Mandate: The Sermon on the Mount-A Heart that God Can Use

Sermon Text: Matthew 5:8

Sermon Date: August 21, 2016

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


I. The Definition OF A Pure In Heart


Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life

 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



II.  The Defilement of the Heart


Jeremiah 17:9-10. It is a classic verse on the heart and notice 3 things Jeremiah tells us about the heart.

 A. It Is Diseased

B. It Is Deceitful

C. Diagnosis of the Heart


 III. The Deployment of a New Heart- 

A.  It is a heart that God touches

 B.  It is a heart that God turns towards Him

C.  Which makes it a heart that is tender towards Him


IV.  The Delight of a Pure Heart

A. To Be Admitted to His Presence

B. To Be Awestruck by His Glory

C. To Be Comforted by His Grace—Psalm 27: 7-9


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