|I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. 2
He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.|
|Chris or Mike|
|You are listening to the sermon from 05/21/17 |
Faith Wesleyan Church in Rockford IL.
Synopsis: Being poor in spirit doesn’t mean we’re financially broke or don’t have
enough to eat. It’s the total opposite of pride, self- reliance, self-confidence. We
recognize that without Christ we can do nothing. To be poor in spirit to to completely
understand our spiritual poverty apart from God. It is to see ourselves as we really are:
lost, hopeless, helpless. Apart from the Teacher, Jesus Christ, we are all spiritually
destitute, no matter how educated we are, no matter how much money we make, no
matter how popular we are, no matter how many accolades we’ve received. To be poor
in spirit keeps us from the fatal error in thought that God is less holy than He is and
that we are more holy than we are. Being poor in spirit is the first Beatitude because
humility must precede all the other Kingdom characteristics. No one can be a Kingdom
citizen until he or she realizes that they are unworthy of the Kingdom in the first place.
If you have any questions on this sermon please contact Pastor Jaci by email
the church office at (815) 399-8405.