Cultivating a Pure(r) Heart - John Van Sloten

March 09, 2014

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryWe continue our sermon series on The Beatitudes and will focus on these words of Jesus, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Matthew 5:8, NIV

“Purity of heart is the very antithesis of the cynicism of worldly wisdom. Where cynicism see through all that it beautiful and good and simple, to find murkiness within, purity of heart sees through ugliness and sin and pain and failure to find God within.”
Writer Simon Tugwell

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”
The prophet Jeremiah 17:9 NIV

‘“No” is the most powerful tool for attaining purity of heart.’
Eugene Peterson (paraphrased)

“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand.”
Ephesians 1:18, NIV

“Your eyes are too pure to look on evil…”
The prophet Habakkuk referring to God in Hab 1:13

“In God there is no darkness at all…”
1 John 1:5, NIV

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence
and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and sustain me with a willing spirit.”
Psalm 51:10-12, NIV

Songs for this service, click to listen/watch.


Holy is the Lord

This Is My Father's World

All who are Thirsty

Holy Now

Wholly Yours

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Matthew 5:8,Simon Tugwell,Jeremiah 17:9,Ephesians 1:18,Habakkuk 1:13,Psalm 51

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