Speaker: Michael Dale
<inaudible><inaudible> Good afternoon and welcome back to that afternoon. Worship service is good to see everybody here. We’re going to get these announcements done. You see some stern around back here after a while. I guess if the man from Potter’s ever shows up, we’ll load that stuff. But he spoke to be about two hours from here at five o’clock to preach,
so he better hurry up. Oh, I own our sick list. We still got Dorothy and Rodale Wilson, uh, Julia locations still in Germantown Methodist. Um, Joan’s praying are still at home recovering from Bronco pneumonia. Uh, Tommy O’Neil still waiting on some results for some tests that he had this past week. Gladys is home. She’s back with us this afternoon.
Oh, Good to see her out. Joe cations seemed to have his medicine adjusted and feeling little better. Rebecca’s at home. BRECHO Rushmore’s at home with bronchitis and fever. Riley and Amber both are sick with the, probably the flu. I said Ryder has the flu and hammered. It’s just possible virus. Oh, Eric Halverson has the flu and Christa,
which is, uh, saying his daughter is having problem with her blood pressure. That’s all of our sick that I have on the list. Uh, Tyrell cares. We’ll meet tomorrow night at seven. Oh, Well, I’ve already talked about the potters, man. He’s supposed to be here now. Oh, Louis and Martha are still in. Diana.
Need to remember them. And uh, they had a good time at the Bible bowl out at cold water dish. Pash shit yesterday, I guess. Coleman Avenue, ladies day, February the 29th and Eddie will be one of the speakers and if you’d like to ride with somebody or carpool, there’s a list on the board out there. Song later, Eric Richardson,
opening prayer. Terry Sanderson sermon, Michael Dale. And we will not have the five minute DeVos today since he’s doing a sermon and Tommy O’Neil will have the closing prayer. Good afternoon. Just wanted to say that the Bible did go real well yesterday. There was about, I think 18 or 20 kids involved and the Bible bowl. So really good deal. And we’re going to plan on having it here on the 21st of March.
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We find today for Jesus, it was willing to come to this earth and live the example that we’re to follow, that we might have everlasting life with day in heaven. We pray that you would remember all of the ones that we’ve mentioned today and uh, that are are sick and then the hospitals recovering from illnesses. I pray that you’d be with them and those that are taking care of them.
We pray that you would be with the Aaron and Eric and Michael as they work here with us. We pray that you were strengthened them and give them wisdom to teach the things that will help us to become stronger Christians. We pray that you would be with the leaders of our country, be with those that are defending our country, that we might have freedom to worship here like we do.
We pray that you would forgive us when we do wrong and keep us safe too. We meet again in Christ, man. We pray. Amen. Number 853 eight five three<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> seeing ants<inaudible> Wow. We walk NA GRA pathway.<inaudible><inaudible> When we are, Yeah. You have a<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> When we are Uh, Yeah to uh,<inaudible><inaudible> Boy.<inaudible><inaudible> Hm.
If you’d like to Mark your hymnals or invitation song, we are 924, nine two. I’m like, Good afternoon everybody. Thank you for this opportunity to get up here and give you a full length sermon for once. I’m excited and extremely nervous at the same time. Today I want to talk to you about the attitude we are to have as Christians the be attitude.
Turn with me if you will, to Matthew chapter five verses one through 12 Matthew chapter five verses one through 12 and seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain and when he was set, his disciples came unto him and he opened his mouth and taught them saying, blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn,
for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake, rejoice and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in heaven for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Here we have the right attitude to be blessed in the eyes of God as stated by Christ himself.
I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh. I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me Galatians two 20 since it is the divine will of heaven for man to live by faith, it is then of the utmost importance that we understand and develop this kind of faith in our daily Christian living.
This is exactly where the beatitudes can have the greatest influence and subsequent impact on every one of us. If as Christians, we desire to be the blessed, to be the blessed of God, we are to strive to have the right attitude and everything that we do. We are to be poor in spirit. We are to mourn. We are to be meek.
We are to hunger and thirst for righteousness. We are to be merciful. We are to be pure in heart. We are to be peacemakers and we are going to have to withstand persecution for righteousness sake. Let us take a closer look at the attitudes we are to have according to Christ to be truly blessed as Christians. First we are to be poor in spirit.
What does it mean to be poor in spirit? This is to have a self emptying conviction, the knowledge that before God we are void of everything we are to transform our minds. Romans chapter 12 verses one and two Romans 12 one and two I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, Holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service and be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. To be poor in spirit is also to have a contract and humble spirit. Isaiah 57 15 the book of Isaiah chapter 57 and verse 15 for thus Seth, the high and lofty one that inhabited the eternity,
whose name is Holy. I dwell in the high and Holy place with him also, that is of a contract and humble spirit to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contract ones, but why are we to be poor in spirit? We are to be poor in spirit, to gain the kingdom of heaven as we read in Matthew chapter five in verse three the poor in spirit are enriched with the fullness of Christ,
which is the kingdom in substance. We have the hope of eternal life if we are pouring spirit. Titus chapter one and verse two book of Titus chapter one in verse two and hope of eternal life, which God that cannot lie promised before the world began by coming to an understanding that without God are nothing. We have the hope of eternal life. We are also to mourn,
but what is this morning that he’s talking about? This is a sincere morning or lament over our sins. We are to mourn our sins to the point of repentance. Second Corinthians chapter seven verses nine and ten second Corinthians seven verses nine and 10 now I rejoice not that you were made sorry, but that you sorrow to repentance for you remain sorry after a godly manner that you might receive damaged by us and nothing for godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation,
not to be repented of, but the sorrow of the world. Work with death. How are we blessed by morning? It’s confusing that we can be blessed by morning, but we shall be comforted. Matthew five four stated, Jesus stated to us in Matthew five four this comfort is only found in the Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 1128 through 30 Matthew chapter 11 verses 28 through 30 come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy Laden and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart and you shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. It brings us to our next point. We are to be meek as Christians. Now, meekness is not weakness as a lot of us think meekness is to have strength,
but to have that said strength under the control of God. Titus chapter three verses one through seven does a great job of explaining this to us. Titus chapter three verses one through seven put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, to speak evil of no man to be no brawlers but gentle,
showing all meekness unto all men. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, dizzy, deceived, serving diverse Les and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But after that, the kindness and love of God, our savior toward man appeared not by works of righteousness, which we have done, but according to his mercy,
he saved us by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy ghost, which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ, our savior. That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.<inaudible> The Meat, the meek shall inherit the earth. We will inherit everything as the meek. Revelation 21 and verse seven revelation 21 verse seven he that overcometh shall inherit all things and I will be his God and he shall be my son.
We also find another example of this in first Corinthians chapter three verses 20 through 23 first Corinthians three 20 through 23 and again the Lord Noah, the thoughts of the whys that they are vain, therefore let no man glory in men for all things are yours, whether Paul or a Polish or Cethis or the world or life or death or things present or things to come.
All are yours and are Christ and Christ is God’s. Next we are to hunger and thirst for righteousness. What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness? How are we supposed to hunger physically and thirst physically for something that is spiritual to hunger will make a person urine and seek for what will make him full? What are we to hunger for? Let’s ask Jesus.
Turn to John chapter six 47 through 51 John chapter six verses 47 through 51 verily, verily I say unto you, he that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven that a man may eat thereof and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven.
If any man eat this bread, he shall live forever. And the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. Later Peter confesses that his words are life to thirst, is going to drive a person to not give up until they their thirst is quenched. I imagine the man walking through the desert and one of those movies and he’s lips are all chapped and his face is all burned and he sees that water off in the distance and he’s not gonna stop until he gets to that water.
But what are we supposed to thirst for? And we’re supposed to thirst for that physical water. And John chapter four, the story of Jesus at the well with a Samaritan woman and he sits down. Not only is he talking to a woman, but he’s talking to a Samaritan woman. He tells her everything about her life and then she goes back into the town and tells everybody,
this man has told me everything about my life, but we want. What we want to focus on in this story is the verse in John chapter four in verse 14 John chapter four and verse 14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
We are to make every effort to seek what is righteous and to put it at the center of our lives. Psalm 11 and verse seven Psalm 11 and verse seven for the righteous Lord loveth righteousness, his countenance death. Behold the upright to hunger as if starving and to thirst for the word and to do God’s will. We are to hunger and thirst for righteousness to be filled.
If we continue to desire to go to heaven and seek his will, we will go to heaven. Matthew 10 and verse 22 Matthew chapter 10 in verse 22 and he shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake, but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Jesus assures is that this and John chapter eight verses 31 and 32 John eight 31 and 32 then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him.
If you continue in my word then are you my disciples? Indeed, and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. We will be free. We will never thirst or hunger again. Revelation seven 16 and 17 revelation seven 16 and 17 I know I’m using a lot of scripture, but I want you to see what God says about all of this stuff.
Revelation seven 16 and 17 they shall hunger no more. Neither thirst anymore. Neither shall the sunlight on them, nor any heat for the lamb, which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. How beautiful, how beautiful that will be when we get to be there.
We are to be merciful as Christians, but how are we to be merciful? Forgiveness. We must forgive to receive forgiveness. Matthew six 14 through 15 Matthew six 14 through 15 for if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly father will also forgive you, but if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your father forgive your trespasses. Peter asks the Christ how often we are to forgive.
In turn, Jesus tells him the parable of the unforgiving debtor. Let’s read it. Matthew 1822 through 25 Matthew 1822 through 35 Jesus said unto him, I say not unto thee until seven times, but until 70 times seven therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain King which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon one was brought unto him,
which owed him 10,000 talents. This is a lot of money back then. For as much as he had not to pay his Lord commanded him to be sold and his wife and children and all that he had and payment to be made, the servant therefore fell down and worshiped him saying, Lord, have patience with me and I will pay the all. Then the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion and loosed him and forgave him the debt.
But the same sir. So if we forgive, if we ask, forgiveness will be forgiven. But if we continue, the same servant went out and found one of his fellow servants, which owed him a hundred pens and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat saying, pay me that. They’ll always, and his fellow servant fell down at his feet and besought him saying,
have patience with me and I will pay the all. And he would not, but went and cast him into prison until he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry and came and told unto their Lord all that was done. Then his Lord, after that he had called him, said unto him,
Oh thou wicked servant. I forgave the all that debt because thou desire it’s me, showed it’s not that also have compassion on my fellow servant even as I had pity on thee and his Lord was wroth and delivered him to the tormentors till he should pay all that was do unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly father do also unto you if he from your hearts,
forgive not everyone, his brother, their trespasses. We have to forgive. To be forgiven. We must be pure in heart as Christians. To be pure in heart is not a facade. It is a reflection of the image of God, like into the cornea of one’s eye to project God into our hearts. Matthew 15 seven through nine Matthew chapter 15 seven through nine you hypocrites.
Well did OSI has prophesied of you saying this, people draw nigh unto me with their mouth and honor with me, with their lips, but their heart is far from me. But in vain, do they worship me? Teaching for doctrines the commandments of men, we must be on the inside. What we proclaim to be on the outside. First John one six and seven first John chapter one verses six and seven if we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness,
we lie and do not the truth, but if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ, his son cleanses us from all sin. We know that no man can see God, which is the promise of being pure in heart. We shall see God. Let us look at an example of this in Exodus chapter 33 in verse 20 no man can see God.
No man can see God. Exodus 33 and verse 20 and he said, thou canst not see my face. For there shall no man see me and live. But our reward if we are pure in heart is to see God in his true form. First John chapter three and verse two first John three and verse two but he loved. Now are we the sons of God?
And it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him. For we shall see him as he is. Now we are to be peacemakers as Christians as well. What is a peacemaker? It is one that is led by the spirit of God. Romans eight 14 Romans chapter eight and verse 14 for as many as are led by the spirit of God,
they are the sons of God. A peacemaker is also one who loves their enemies. John chapter six and Luke chapter six and verse 35 Luke six 35 but love your enemies and do good and Linde hoping for nothing again and your reward shall be great and you shall be the children of the highest. For he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil we will be called the children of God.
We will be the children of the father in heaven. Matthew five 43 through 45 Matthew five 43 through 45 yeah, I’ve heard that it has been said, thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, love your enemies. Bless them that curse you. Do good to them that hates you and you and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.
That you may be the children of your father, which is in heaven. For he may get his son to rise on the evil and on the good and send us rain on the just and the unjust. We are to be happy in our sufferings for Christ. Oh, sorry. We are to be the sons of God. First John three one and two first John chapter three verses one and two behold what manner of love the father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God,
therefore the world no with us, not because it knew him, not beloved. Now, are we the sons of God? And it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him. For he, we shall see him as he is. Finally, we are going to have to withstand persecution for righteousness sake.
If we live godly lives, we will be persecuted. Not might be not. Maybe we will be persecuted. Second Timothy three 12 second Timothy chapter three in verse 12 yay and all that will Le yay and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. We are blessed because of this persecution. Matthew chapter five and verse 11 because of persecution,
we are blessed, blessed because of persecution. Matthew chapter five and verse 11 blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely. For my sake, we are to be happy in our sufferings for Christ. Happy in our sufferings. First Peter three 14 we suffer and we’re happy. First Peter three 14 but and if you suffer for righteousness sake,
happy are ye and be not afraid of their terror. Neither be troubled. We have because of this persecution and equal inheritance with Christ. Romans eight 16 through 17 Romans chapter eight verses 16 and 17 the spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God and if children then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if so,
be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together and because of our suffering, we have a hope in heaven. Matthew 25 34 Matthew chapter 25 and verse 34 then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, come he blessed of my father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world to have a humble spirit,
to mourn our sins with a godly sorrow, to have strength and to give it under control to God, to truly forgive those that have wronged us in any way, to truly praise the Lord on the inside and on the, to let ourselves be led by the spirit of God and to withstand all persecution with gladness in your heart. This is the attitude we are to have as a Christian to receive the eternal reward.
Heaven rejoice and be glad for your reward in heaven is great. Matthew five 12, are you assured of your place in heaven? If you wish to have this blessed assurance, the waters of baptism already, I know many of us are already saved, so perhaps you are struggling and need the prayers of the church to give you, strengthen your faith, to have the attitude the Lord requires of you.
Whatever your need, please come forward as we stand and sing. Uh,<inaudible><inaudible> uh,<inaudible> Uh, the<inaudible> Two<inaudible><inaudible> Uh huh. Yeah.<inaudible><inaudible> Wait, Uh,<inaudible> so, um,<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> Uh huh. Joe<inaudible><inaudible> uh, uh, uh,<inaudible> uh, Nah, too big.<inaudible><inaudible> Mmm.
Uh, ah. Is there anyone here that not had the opportunity to take the Lord’s supper? Please be seated. Let us pray. Our father in heaven as we go through this time, we think about what Christ has done and the sacrifice that he made to pray. The Buick, the ones that were taken this low for sure represents his body. They’ll think about what he went through and the suffering,
the pain and what it means to them and Jesus, we do pray. Amen. Right. Father in heaven, we again, we are thankful for the love that you have for us and the love that Christ had and given his life for us that we can be in him with you some day if we will bear your will. We pray as the ones,
we’re taking this through the vine which represents his blood. Think about that sacrifice that he made and and what what it means to them and you, me pray man, right fall in heaven. We again are always thankful for what you do for us. We, we know that everything that we have comes from you. We know that what we have is yours and we pray as we give back to you at this time that we give back with the cheer,
cheerful hearts, pray they be at the man in the car engaged and that they will use it to spread your word through this area and throughout the world. And Jason, you pray. You man, thank Michael for his lesson this afternoon. It was a good job. We will meet back at seven o’clock on Wednesday. I’ll forget that and I think there’s nothing else.
We will close with number 887 and please stand after the song. We’ll have our closing prayer first verse of 887 When the truck<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> John and I’m on<inaudible> and I’m on it.<inaudible><inaudible> a and M or an N<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> Bear with me, her heavenly father, we thank you for this day. We thank you for the opportunity and privilege we’ve had to gather today as your children to study the word and sing songs of prices to you for heavenly father.
We thank you for the freedom that we enjoy in this country that allows us to live our lives, daily lives, striving to do that. Will we pray that all countries might someday have this freedom? Our heavenly father, we pray for each of the six mentioned here today. We pray that if it be the wheel, they might in joy their health once more.
We’re so thankful for those that have been sick and are able to be back with us or heavenly father. Ask it. You go with us as we leave this building, strengthen each one of us that in our daily lives, all that we say and do will bring glory and honor to that great night. These things we ask in Christ’s name, amen.