The Road to Nowhere
Two Roads
Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter through the narrow
gate. For wideis the gate and broad is the road
that leads to destruct...
Two Roads
"But small is the gateand narrow the road that
leads to life, and only a fewfindit."
The Beatitudes
SELF Poor
Mourn
Meek
MINE
ME
The Beatitudes
PURE IN HEART
Signpost #6
SELF Hunger
Mercy
Purity
MINE
ME
Pure in Heart
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in
heart, for they will see God
Pure in Heart
3 Hearts
What is "Pure in Heart"?
How can I "see God"?
Progress towards a Pure Heart
The Physical Heart
The Emotional Heart
The Emotional Heart
SONG OF SOLOMON
• 3:1 All night long on my bed I looked for the
one my heart loves; I looked for him b...
The Emotional Heart
• 4:9 You have stolen my heart, my sister,
my bride; you have stolen my heart with
one glance of your ...
The Emotional Heart
• 5:6 but my beloved had left; he was gone.
My heart sank at his departure. I looked
for him but did n...
The Spiritual Heart
Genesis 6:5 The LORD saw how great the
wickedness of the human race had
become on the earth, and that ...
The Spiritual Heart
Genesis 8:21 …Never again will I curse the
ground because of humans, even though
every inclination of ...
The Spiritual Heart
Exodus 7:13 Yet Pharaoh’s heart became
hard and he would not listen to them, just
as the LORD had said.
The Spiritual Heart
Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise
your hearts, therefore, and do not be
stiff-necked any longer.
The Spiritual Heart
Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard
your heart, for everything you do flows
from it.
The Spiritual Heart
Proverbs 11:20 The LORD detests those
whose hearts are perverse, but he
delights in those whose ways a...
The Spiritual Heart
Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, "I have kept
my heart pure; I am clean and without
sin"?
The Spiritual Heart
Matthew 15:18 But the things that come
out of the mouth come from the heart, and
these make a man 'unc...
“Pure” in Heart
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above
all things and beyond cure. Who can
understand it?
“Pure” in Heart
Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and
put a new spirit in you; I will remove from
you your heart o...
“Pure” in Heart
• We need NEW hearts!
We must be born again, accepting
submission to the Spirit of God and He
makes us a N...
“Pure” in Heart
• Once we have a NEW heart; it is then
possible to have a PURE heart!
“Pure” in Heart
• A PURE heart is Undivided – Singly focused on God
Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O Lord,
and I will walk...
“Pure” in Heart
Romans 7:21 It seems to be a fact of life
that when I want to do what is right, I
inevitably do what is wr...
“Pure” in Heart
23 but there is something else deep within
me, in my lower nature, that is at war
with my mind and wins th...
“Pure” in Heart
• A PURE heart is Clean – Set apart for God’s purposes
Rev. 21:27 Nothing impure will ever enter it,
nor w...
“Pure” in Heart
Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live
in peace with all men and to be holy;
without holiness no one will...
“Seeing” God
• Physically
–Moses saw God’s 'back'
–No human (except Jesus) has seen the
face of God
“Seeing” God
1 Timothy 6:15 God, the blessed and only
Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of
lords, 16 who alone is immortal...
“Seeing” God
• In His Creation
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of
God; the skies proclaim the work of his
hands.
...
“Seeing” God
• In Others
John 9:3 "Neither this man nor his
parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this
happened so that the wo...
“Seeing” God
• In Faith
Hebrews 11:24 By faith Moses, when he
had grown up, refused to be known as
the son of Pharaoh's da...
“Seeing” God
26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of
Christ as of greater value than the
treasures of Egypt, because he wa...
“Seeing” God
• In Jesus
–In Jesus we see the character of God,
expressed through a perfect life.
John 14:9 Jesus answered:...
“Seeing” God
• One Day Face to Face
1 John 3:2 Dear friends, now we are
children of God, and what we will be has
not yet b...
Progress towards a Pure Heart
• Prayer - Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure
heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit
within...
Progress towards a Pure Heart
• Be accountable to a trusted friend - Prov.
13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for
a...
Progress towards a Pure Heart
Col. 3:1-4 Since, then, you have been raised
with Christ, set your hearts on things
above, w...
Progress towards a Pure Heart
3 For you died, and your life is now hidden
with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is
your l...
Progress towards a Pure Heart
• LET GOD MAKE YOU PURE
1 John 3:2 Dear friends, now we are
children of God, and what we wil...
Progress towards a Pure Heart
3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies
themselves, just as he is pure
The Road to Nowhere
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Richard Adams
Pacific Church of Irvine
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6th message in a series on the Beatitudes

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Blessed are the Pure in Heart

  1. 1. The Road to Nowhere
  2. 2. Two Roads Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wideis the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it."
  3. 3. Two Roads "But small is the gateand narrow the road that leads to life, and only a fewfindit."
  4. 4. The Beatitudes SELF Poor Mourn Meek MINE ME
  5. 5. The Beatitudes PURE IN HEART Signpost #6 SELF Hunger Mercy Purity MINE ME
  6. 6. Pure in Heart Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God
  7. 7. Pure in Heart 3 Hearts What is "Pure in Heart"? How can I "see God"? Progress towards a Pure Heart
  8. 8. The Physical Heart
  9. 9. The Emotional Heart
  10. 10. The Emotional Heart SONG OF SOLOMON • 3:1 All night long on my bed I looked for the one my heart loves; I looked for him but did not find him
  11. 11. The Emotional Heart • 4:9 You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.
  12. 12. The Emotional Heart • 5:6 but my beloved had left; he was gone. My heart sank at his departure. I looked for him but did not find him. I called him but he did not answer.
  13. 13. The Spiritual Heart Genesis 6:5 The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.
  14. 14. The Spiritual Heart Genesis 8:21 …Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood….
  15. 15. The Spiritual Heart Exodus 7:13 Yet Pharaoh’s heart became hard and he would not listen to them, just as the LORD had said.
  16. 16. The Spiritual Heart Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer.
  17. 17. The Spiritual Heart Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
  18. 18. The Spiritual Heart Proverbs 11:20 The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
  19. 19. The Spiritual Heart Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin"?
  20. 20. The Spiritual Heart Matthew 15:18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.' 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
  21. 21. “Pure” in Heart Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
  22. 22. “Pure” in Heart Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
  23. 23. “Pure” in Heart • We need NEW hearts! We must be born again, accepting submission to the Spirit of God and He makes us a NEW creation, with a spiritual heart that is alive in Christ
  24. 24. “Pure” in Heart • Once we have a NEW heart; it is then possible to have a PURE heart!
  25. 25. “Pure” in Heart • A PURE heart is Undivided – Singly focused on God Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
  26. 26. “Pure” in Heart Romans 7:21 It seems to be a fact of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. 22 I love to do God's will so far as my new nature is concerned;
  27. 27. “Pure” in Heart 23 but there is something else deep within me, in my lower nature, that is at war with my mind and wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. In my mind I want to be God's willing servant, but instead I find myself still enslaved to sin.
  28. 28. “Pure” in Heart • A PURE heart is Clean – Set apart for God’s purposes Rev. 21:27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
  29. 29. “Pure” in Heart Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
  30. 30. “Seeing” God • Physically –Moses saw God’s 'back' –No human (except Jesus) has seen the face of God
  31. 31. “Seeing” God 1 Timothy 6:15 God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
  32. 32. “Seeing” God • In His Creation Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. • In History –The prophets of God, events that came to pass
  33. 33. “Seeing” God • In Others John 9:3 "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him
  34. 34. “Seeing” God • In Faith Hebrews 11:24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time.
  35. 35. “Seeing” God 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27 By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
  36. 36. “Seeing” God • In Jesus –In Jesus we see the character of God, expressed through a perfect life. John 14:9 Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
  37. 37. “Seeing” God • One Day Face to Face 1 John 3:2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
  38. 38. Progress towards a Pure Heart • Prayer - Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. • Flee temptation - 2 Tim. 2:2 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.
  39. 39. Progress towards a Pure Heart • Be accountable to a trusted friend - Prov. 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm • Guard your heart - Prov. 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
  40. 40. Progress towards a Pure Heart Col. 3:1-4 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
  41. 41. Progress towards a Pure Heart 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
  42. 42. Progress towards a Pure Heart • LET GOD MAKE YOU PURE 1 John 3:2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
  43. 43. Progress towards a Pure Heart 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies themselves, just as he is pure
  44. 44. The Road to Nowhere

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