Presentation on theme: "This is the tie referred to in the sermon which was a Christmas present to the preacher."— Presentation transcript:
This is the tie referred to in the sermon which was a Christmas present to the preacher
Intercessions for others who are suffering The person messed up poor in spirit The person loved and lost mourn Someone else meek The system hunger
The Lord’s Prayer Our Father in heaven Hallowed by your name Your kingdom come Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven Give us today our daily bread Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and ever. Amen
Causes of my Suffering I messed up poor in spirit I loved and lost mourn Someone else meek The system hunger
Find treasure, hope, joy & rest in Godrather than idols (eg work, money) Worship, pray, fast, trust& not fear or worry Be thankful, content and pure& not covet Desire justice and righteousness Be self controlled, patient & persevere& not greedy, drunk or addicted Learn, be wise and rest& not be lazy Mourn, be humble & have integrity& not be proud or boast Love, serve, be kind, gentle & meek& not abuse power or be self seeking or hardhearted Be truthful, speak plainly & proclaim& not lie or deceive Give and be faithful& not steal, take, lust, cheat or be possessive or adulterous Understand, nurture, encourage& not judge or despise Forgive, make peace & be impartial& not murder, slander, gossip, hate, record wrongs or be angry Protect & honour& not harm, be rude or harsh
Assurance of Forgiveness The Lord has promised that if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Causes of Suffering The person messed up poor in spirit The person loved and lost mourn Someone else meek The system hunger
Isaiah 61 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion -- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
Passion for Purity Encounter the God who is present where someone is hurting (either because they messed up, or they loved and lost, or because others hurt them, or because the system has failed them) Respond to this God by treating others as he has treated us, with a passion for purity and peace, whatever the consequences Purity arising from encountering God in suffering
Matthew 5 1 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them, saying: 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Purity arising from encountering God in suffering
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Purity arising from encountering God in suffering
13 "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. 14 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Purity arising from encountering God in suffering