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The Blessed & The Cursed
Psalm 1
Only 2 Gates & 2 Ways
Matthew 7:13
• Cain & Abel
• Isaac & Ishmael
• Jacob & Esau
• David & Saul
• Wicked & Righteous
• Bo...
A Tale of Two People
Blessed is the man…
Do NOT
• WALK... in the counsel of the
ungodly
• STAND... in the path of sinners
• SIT... in the seats...
Jesus & taxcollectors
What he likes…..
•Delights in the law of the Lord
• Meditates day & night on God’s word
Like a Tree..
•planted
by the river
• bears fruit in its
season
• leaves do not
wither
• What he does --
prospers
An Interview with Joni
People on the Broad Way
• “ungodly”, “wicked”
• like chaff
• blown away by the wind
What happens to them?
• NOT STAND
• in judgment
• in the congregation of the righteous
Why the Certainty…
•For the LORD knows
• the way of the righteous
• the way of the ungodly
• shall perish
“Unless you be born again...”
• John 3
• Nicodemus -- a Pharisee, a Bible
teacher
• Jesus: “..you will NOT enter the
Kingd...
False Evidences
• Matthew 7
• 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord,
Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in
you...
Signs of New Life
• A delight in the Bible
• Growth in knowing God better &
becoming more like Jesus
• Bear fruits
• Love ...
The Blessed and the Cursed
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The Blessed and the Cursed

  1. 1. The Blessed & The Cursed Psalm 1
  2. 2. Only 2 Gates & 2 Ways Matthew 7:13 • Cain & Abel • Isaac & Ishmael • Jacob & Esau • David & Saul • Wicked & Righteous • Born Once & Born Again
  3. 3. A Tale of Two People
  4. 4. Blessed is the man… Do NOT • WALK... in the counsel of the ungodly • STAND... in the path of sinners • SIT... in the seats of the scornful
  5. 5. Jesus & taxcollectors
  6. 6. What he likes….. •Delights in the law of the Lord • Meditates day & night on God’s word
  7. 7. Like a Tree.. •planted by the river • bears fruit in its season • leaves do not wither • What he does -- prospers
  8. 8. An Interview with Joni
  9. 9. People on the Broad Way • “ungodly”, “wicked” • like chaff • blown away by the wind
  10. 10. What happens to them? • NOT STAND • in judgment • in the congregation of the righteous
  11. 11. Why the Certainty… •For the LORD knows • the way of the righteous • the way of the ungodly • shall perish
  12. 12. “Unless you be born again...” • John 3 • Nicodemus -- a Pharisee, a Bible teacher • Jesus: “..you will NOT enter the Kingdom of God”
  13. 13. False Evidences • Matthew 7 • 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’-
  14. 14. Signs of New Life • A delight in the Bible • Growth in knowing God better & becoming more like Jesus • Bear fruits • Love for fellow believers

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