Where do we find true blessedness?
Why are so many believers living such a normal/typical life?
The importance of Hearing and Doing?
LIVING THE BLESSED LIFE
First things first
Fulfillment of Mary’s prophesy Luke 1:48
God’s glorious plan of redemption
He still has a plan!
BLESSED ARE THOSE
Possessing the favor of God
Not in things, but in favor. (His presence in our life)
Experiencing the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:16
Plentitude of divine perfections
HEAR THE WORD
To understand. To comprehend. To grasp with our mind
Put myself in the environment to hear
Daily in the Word. Sunday Mornings. Life of learning.
KEEP THE WORD
Observe. Take care not to violate
WHY DO WE OVER THIS
LIVING THE LIFE OF A DISCIPLE
James 1:22-25 – 22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
More than just hearing and believing
WE MUST GO AND DO
We hear, and amen.
Then leave the service and immediately forget
NOT APPLYING WHAT WE HEAR INTO OUR LIFE
Matthew 7:24-27 – 24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Both houses look fine. Both hear and believe
One trusts in the truths. One does. One stands.
BELIEVES. APPLIES. LIVES. STANDS
John 14:21 – 21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
IT IS A LOVE THING. The more our love the more the desire to please.
If I truly do love Him, then I will obey/follow Him.
The What Now
Daily read and mediate upon Scripture
Make your life within the church a big deal
Properly order your life
Give Him your best, not the left overs
Seek to serve and invest in others
Within the church and throughout the community
Get out of your bunker!
Openly live out and share the Gospel