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2009.11.8 Lifes Healing Choices Part 4


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2009.11.8 Lifes Healing Choices Part 4

  1. 1. Life’s Healing Choices
  2. 2. Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
  3. 3. Surprise # 1: Lasting happiness has to do with _______________ . righteousness
  4. 4. The tragic reality is that those who pursue happiness Can’t _________ it for long. Create greater _____________. keep emptiness
  5. 5. Pursue happiness and you’re sure to ________ it . miss
  6. 6. Surprise # 2: ________ is no substitute for blessedness. Relief
  7. 7. Lasting happiness is always a ___________ of pursuing something else. bi-product
  8. 8. Surprise # 3: Lasting happiness is associated with __________. hunger
  9. 9. Luke 1:53 For God has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given you.
  10. 10. Matthew 5:20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.
  11. 11. Hosea 6:4 "What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears.” “ Hunger and thirst”
  12. 12. Psalm 42:1-2 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
  13. 13. How do we hunger and thirst for righteousness? ________ unrighteousness. Flee
  14. 14. 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
  15. 15. ____________ pursue righteousness. Proactively
  16. 16. Isaiah 51:1 Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn;
  17. 17. Expect ____________ . pressure
  18. 18. Deuteronomy 8:3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
  19. 19. Turn to the face and ________ of God. heart
  20. 20. Isaiah 55:1-2 " Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. 2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.”
  21. 21. “ Shall be filled” What are the benefits of righteousness?
  22. 22. ____________ for life’s challenges. Strength
  23. 23. Isaiah 59:17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.
  24. 24. ____________ blessings. Material
  25. 25. Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
  26. 26. _________ , _______________ and ______________ . contentment Peace confidence
  27. 27. Isaiah 32:17 The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.
  28. 28. Luke 6:25 Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.