Congratulations! You Are Pure in Heart!



Beatitudes Series | CFA | Pastor Tracy Cook

 TEXT Matthew 5.8 ESV
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Psalm 24.3-4 ESV
3 Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.

Three temptations of those who serve the Lord:

  1. To shine
  2. To whine
  3. To recline

The word pure has four meanings in the New Testament:

  1. Clean (Revelation 19.8)
  2. Suited for divine service (Titus 1.15)
  3. Innocent (Acts 20.26)
  4. Clear conscience (1 Timothy 1.5; 3.9)

Psalm 51.10 ESV10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

4 synonyms for purity: Truth, Unmixed, Unadulterated, Unalloyed

How to cultivate purity of heart:

  1. Apply God’s Word, Ephesians 5.26
  2. Confess sins, 1 John 1.9
  3. Be filled with the Spirit, Acts 15.9
  4. Stay in church fellowship, 1 John 1.7
  5. Expect Jesus’ return, 1 John 3.3