Diligence Rewarded

October 23, 2022 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Living in a Fallen World

Passage: Matthew 7:1–12

Diligence Rewarded
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 10/23/2022
Matthew 7:1-12

Sermon Theme: Jesus declares that entrance into the kingdom requires a righteousness that exceeds that of the Pharisees. Praise God that He gives the perfect righteousness of Christ to sinners who diligently seek it by faith and transforms them into people who live lives according to the golden rule! 

I. Righteousness Required - (Matt. 7:1-6)

    A. Righteousness is Humble - (Matt. 7:1-5)

        1. Command to Not be Judgmental

        2. Judgment of Being Judgmental

        3. Example of Being Judgmental

        4. Instruction to Not be Judgmental

    B. Righteousness is Discerning - (Matt. 7:6)

        1. Command to Not be Undiscerning

        2. Gospel is a Priceless Treasure

        3. Application to be Discerning

II. Invitation Offered - (Matt. 7:7-11)

    A. Need to be Persistent - (Matt. 7:7-8)

    B. Example of Earthly Fathers - (Matt. 7:9-10)

    C. Guarantee of God's Generosity - (Matt. 7:11)

III. Life Transformed - (Matt. 7:12)

    A. Love is Righteousness in Action - (Matt. 7:12a)

    B. Love is the Law and Prophets - (Matt. 7:12b)


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