November 26, 2017 – Pastor Jon Spallino, Lead Pastor

The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most radical moments of Jesus’ life and ministry. Not only is it the launching pad for his teaching, but it was revolutionary for this culture. Jesus is describing what it is like to be a part of a new kingdom that he is establishing. The Beatitudes are new kingdom rules and attributes his followers should have. The result of living in this new kingdom is a flourishing life.

This week, Pastor Jon, teaching on what it means to be pure in heart and how true change is accomplished.

*Note: There is no audio or video of this sermon. Our apologies.

MATTHEW 5:1-12

1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (ESV)



1. Where do you need to align your heart with God? What do you hate that God loves? What do you love that God has said is damaging to your soul?

2. In the change diagram, which part of do you struggle with the most? 

3. What can you do this week to strengthen your confession, repentance, belief, and commitment to God’s lasting change in your life?

Recommended Reading: How People Change by Paul Tripp

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“Sanctification is the spiritual growing process where you take every opportunity, good or bad, to take one step further in your faith.”Pastor Jon Spallino