Sept. 29th 2013 Life in the Kingdom – Happy are those who hunger and thirst

Are you right with God?

As we continue in our exploration of what Life in God’s kingdom looks like, Jesus pronounces God’s blessing on those who hunger and thirst for the answer to one of life’s biggest questions: Am I right with God?

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Life in the Kingdom: Happy are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Sept 29th, 2013  by Kasey Crawford

Today’s Passages: Matthew 4:17-5:6, Mark 10:45, Isaiah 61:10, Colossians 1:21-22



The “kingdom” is when God’s will is done on _________ as it is in ____________.

We “grab hold” of the kingdom through ___________ and ________.

The two most important questions in the life of a follower of Jesus:

What is ________ _____________ to me? (Repentance)

What am _____ going ______ about it? (Faith)

A Disciple is a “student, ___________ or _______________.”

The Sermon on the Mount is where Jesus sets forth a ___________ for a whole new way of _________ that is possible through following him- a life lived in God’s kingdom.



What truly _________________?

“Happy are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.”  Matthew 5:6


Life is often a movement from one thing to the next in order to _______ to satisfy our longings.   Jesus says _________________ satisfies.

Righteousness throughout the bible carries the sense of being in a ___________ _________________.

Righteousness is being in right relationship with _______ and ______________.

A basic premise of the bible is that righteousness is needed to be in the _______________ of God.

Adam and Eve ____________ and rebelled against God so they became not right with God (unrighteous), and therefore not able to be in God’s presence.

We’ve _______ rejected God, so How can we be made right with God?


The Son of Man came….to give his life as a ransom for many.                                                                                                                                     Mark 10:45

He took upon himself what ____ deserved, (separation from God’s presence-the result of being not right with God), so that we can experience what _____ deserves (communion with God, being right with God, welcomed into God’s presence as a beloved son or daughter).

When God looks at us he doesn’t see our junk, our dirt, our unworthiness; he sees the perfection of Jesus, the righteousness of Jesus…

I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God, for he has clothed me with garments of salvation and wrapped me in a robe of righteousness.                                                                     Isaiah 61:10

What can make me right with God?  I am _____________ in Jesus!!

In this beatitude Jesus pronounces the blessing that God is working to make a way to satisfy the soul’s longing to be made right with God!



Living as a Disciple in the Kingdom…

What is God saying to you?



What are you going to do about it?


Kasey Crawford