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Sermon Slide Deck: "Living The #Blessed Life" (Luke 11:27-28)

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  • The Gospel of Luke 11:27-28

    The #Blessed

    Life

  • God Gives Us His Words of Eternal LifeLuke 11:27-28

    Found on page 870 in our guest Bibles.

    Todays Scripture:

  • What is the

    good life ?

  • The unexamined life is not

    worth living.~ Socrates

  • I went to the woods because I wished to live

    deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

    ~ Henry David Thoreau

  • To live is the rarest thing in

    the world. Most people exist, that is all.

    ~ Oscar Wilde

  • # Blessed

  • The Gospel of Luke 11:27-28

    The #Blessed

    Life

  • As he said these things, a woman

    Luke 11:27

    in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, Blessed is the wombthat bore you, and the breasts atwhich you nursed.

  • But he said, Blessed rather _____.

    Luke 11:28

  • But he said, Blessed rather are

    Luke 11:28

    those who hear the word of Godand keep it.

  • Old Testament Scriptures?#1

  • All Scripture is breathed out by God

    and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteous-ness, that the man of

    God may be competent, equipped for every

    good work.

    ~ The Apostle Paul in2 Timothy 3:16

  • The gospel of Jesus?#2

  • ~ The Gospel of Luke, 5:1

    the crowd was pressing in on him to

    hear the word of God.

    he went on through the cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God.

    ~ The Gospel of Luke, 8:1

  • Jesus himself?#3

  • In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God And the Word became flesh

    and dwelt among us

    ~ John 1:1, 14

  • OT?

    #3#2#1Gospel? Jesus?

    So which is it?

  • YES!OT?

    #3#2#1Gospel? Jesus?

    So which is it?

  • Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son,

    whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

    ~ Hebrews 1

  • What is the importance of

    the Word of God to the

    #blessed life?

  • Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from

    the mouth of God.~ Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospel of Matthew, 4:4

  • My faith has carried me a long

    way. Its Sheilaism. Just my own little

    voice.

    DIY Spirituality

  • Where is the #blessed life

    found ?

  • For God so loved the world that he

    gave his only Son, that whoever

    believes in him should not perish

    but have eternal life.

    ~ Jesus of Nazareth in The Gospel of John, 3:16

  • as you received Christ Jesus the

    Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established

    in the faith.~ The Apostle Paul in

    Colossians 2:6-7

  • Do not be conformed to this world, but be

    transformed by the renewal of your mind.

    ~ The Apostle Paul in Romans 12:2

  • Why does Luke record this account in his historical

    biography of Jesus?

    Important Question

  • Jesus views the truly #blessed life as being tuned in to Gods agenda and on board with it.

    Main Idea

  • Be Careful How You Listen

    1

  • ~ Gospel of Luke 8:18 (NIV)

    Consider carefully how you listen.

  • As for you, son of man, your people are talking together about you by the walls and at the doors of the houses, saying to each other, Come and hear the message that has come

    from the Lord. My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to hear your

    words, but they do not put them into practice.

    Ezekiel 33:30-32

  • Their mouths speak of love, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain. Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings

    love songs with a beautiful voice and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words

    but do not put them into practice.

    Ezekiel 33:30-32

  • ~ Gospel of Luke 8:18

    Consider carefully how you listen.

    Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even

    what he thinks he has will be taken from him.

  • 2Be Ready To Change

  • Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.

    Do what it says.~ James 1:22

  • Dont fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the word go in one ear and out the

    other. Act on what you hear!~ Eugene Peterson The Message

  • Obedience

  • Obedience

    Gospel Obedience

  • Obedience

    Gospel Obedience

    # Blessed

  • Christians feed on Scripture. Holy Scripture

    nurtures the holy community as food

    nurtures the human body. Christians dont simply learn or study or use

    Scripture; we assimilate it, take it into our lives

  • in such a way that it gets metabolized into acts of love, cups of cold water [given in Jesus name],

    missions into all the world, healing and evangelism and

    justice in Jesus name, hands raised in adoration to the Father, feet washed in company with the Son.

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