Attitudes That Shine

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Pastor Joshua talks about what makes a believer shine.

SERMON NOTES:

The Attitudes That Shine

You Are The Light part 5

Intro:

Matthew 5:14-15 New International Version

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built 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 others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:13-14 New International Version

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 underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world…

Questions:

Matthew 5:13-14 New International Version

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 underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world…

Principle: It’s ineffective to be a Christian and hide your light. 

Good Works:

Matthew 5:16 New International Version

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:3-12 New International Version

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.

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 children 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.

The Attitudes that Make You Shine:

  • Poor in Spirit
  • Mourning
  • Meekness
  • Hungry/Thirsty for Righteousness
  • Merciful
  • Pure in Heart
  • Peacemakers
  • Persecuted
  • Insulted
  • Lied About

Poor In Spirit:

Principle:  Blessed are those that realize they have a lack that only God can fill. 

Mourn:

Principle: Some of the greatest miracles come from a place of compassion.

Meek/Humble:

James 4:6 New International Version

…“God opposes the proud
    but shows favor to the humble.”

Hunger/Thirst for Righteousness:

Principle: You cannot understand righteousness through culture you can only understand righteousness through God. 

Merciful:

Principle: Have Mercy on enemies.

Pure in Heart:

Titus 1:15 New International Version

To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure…

Principle: If you have a pure heart, you will see God in the things around you and the people around you. 

Psalm 24:3-4 New International Version

3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
    Who may stand in his holy place?

4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart…

Peacemakers:

Principle: It takes godliness to make peace. 

Persecuted, Insulted, Lied On:

John 15:20 New International Version

Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also…

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