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Series: Shining Through “Beatitude of Sorrow” Matthew 5:4. Sermon on the Mount. Zoe’s Turtle. I. Lament the Losses of Life. The Bible says, “ I am worn out from groaning; all night long I flood my bed with weeping & drench my couch with tears .” ( Psalms 6:6 ).
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Series: Shining Through “Beatitude of Sorrow” Matthew 5:4
The Bible says, “I am worn out from groaning; all night long I flood my bed with weeping& drenchmy couch withtears.” (Psalms 6:6)
The Bible says, “It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart. Sorrow is better than laughter, because a sad faceis good for the heart. The heart ofthe wiseis in the house ofmourning,but the heart offools is inthe house ofpleasure.” (Ecclesiastes 7:2-4)
The Bible says, “In bitterness of soul Hannah wept much&prayed to the LORD… ’Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish &grief.’” (1 Samuel 1:10; 16)
The Bible says, “Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll--are they not in your record?” (Psalms 56:8).
The Bible says, “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” (Psalms 30:5).
I. Lament the Losses of Life. II. Be Sorrowfulabout Sin.
“What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24).
“In my morning devotions my soul was exceedingly melted, & I bitterly mourned over my exceeding sinfulness & vileness.” Missionary David Brainerd
The Bible says, “Let there be tears for the wrong things you have done. Let there be sorrow&deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter,& gloom instead of joy.” (James 4:9).
“Sin will take you farther than you want to go & keep you longer than you want to stay… & its going to cost you more than you want to pay.” Source unknown
The Bible says, “When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Selah” (Psalms 32:3-4)
The Bible says, “For I know my transgressions,&my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned&done what is evil in your sight, so that you areproved right when you speak & justified when you judge.” (Psalms 51:3-4).
I. Lament the Losses of Life. II. Be Sorrowful about Sin. III. Cry over Condition of Others.
The Bible says, “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” (Hebrews 3:13)
The Bible says, “So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night&day with tears.” (Acts 20:31)
The Bible says, “Dear brothers & sisters, if another Christian is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently&humbly help that person back onto the right path.Be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.” (Galatians 6:1).
The Bible says, “As He approached Jerusalem & saw the city, He wept over it.” (Luke 19:41).
I. Lament the Losses of Life. II. Be Sorrowful about Sin. III. Cry over Condition of Others. IV. Weep over the World.
The Bible says, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up& judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9)
America has Produced: 43 Children killed or injured by guns 1637 Youth drop out of school 1081 children abused/neglected 5357 robbed, raped or assaulted 89 die of AIDS 1.5 million homeless 20 million are hungry Source: Eighth Day Center for Justice
I. Lament the Losses of Life. II. Be Sorrowful about Sin. III. Cry over Condition of Others. IV. Weep over World.