Are you giving God the right materials so that He can a build a life that bears lasting fruit?
Join us this week as we dig in to Jesus’s simple but deep teaching on letting your “Yes be Yes and your No be No.”
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Life in the Kingdom: The strength of Integrity
January 5th, 2014 by Kasey Crawford
Today’s Passages: Matthew 5:33-37
The broad structure of Jesus’ teaching carries the message that:
1) Soaking in our ______________ found in the beatitudes (Matt 5:1-11),
2) transforms us towards a ______________of being salt and light with a radical righteousness (Matthew 5:12-20)
3) that is walked out in our __________ ___________ (Matt 5:21-7:29)
Two things to look for in these teachings on daily living:
- The ___________ _____________of brokenness, which are the recurring results of what happens when God’s will is not done.
- A _______________ ________________ is a specific way that Jesus calls us to act that comes into agreement with God’s will for the situation.
“Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’, ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil. Matthew 5:33-37
Jesus points out a vicious cycle that was occurring with the people of the day, namely that ___________ had become commonplace and ___________ those lies had become commonplace.
What lacked was ________________, an honest alignment of our inner and outer life.
Integrity stems from a world that means _____________.
When we don’t live in honesty (wholeness) between what it going on with the outer life and the inner life, then the whole ______________ of our life is in danger of ______________.
Truth builds ___________ which is the foundation of healthy _________________. But lies breed ____________ which produces ____________ and threatens to tear apart the fabric of relationships.
Jesus says there is a better way. He asserts his transforming practice: ____________ _____________.
Tell the truth, it just might _______________ the world.
Telling the truth (living with integrity) enables you to live in ______________ before God and others.
Living with integrity is the _____________ ______________ with which God builds His Kingdom in and through you.
Living as a Disciple in the Kingdom…
What is God saying to you?
What are you going to do about it?
*Answers: identity, destiny, daily lives, vicious cycle, transforming practice, lies, justifying, integrity, whole, structure, collapse, trust, relationships, mistrust, fear, speak, truth, transform, freedom, structural, material
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