Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:7-9
Sermon in a Sentence
God’s blessing rests on those who devote themselves to mercy, purity, and peacemaking because they are recipients of those same things by God’s grace through Christ.
- Because he or she has been shown great mercy by God at the cost of the life of His own Son, a true-Christ-follower will demonstrate compassion and offer forgiveness to others.
- Because he or she has been purified by the blood of Christ, a true Christ-follower will seek to live an unsoiled life of single-minded devotion to the glory of God.
- Because he or she has had peace brought between them and God through the cross of Christ, a true Christ-follower will be willing to risk pain and rejection in order to see that same peace made between others and God.