Blessed are the pure in heart. What does it mean to be pure in heart? In a world that seems filled with hidden agendas and gotchas, how can you be blessed by living with pure motives? It might not make sense to you right off the bat, but when you hear what Jesus has to say, you’ll never want to live any other way!
Small Group Questions
- When was the last time (you can talk about) where you were manipulated or deceived? How did it make you feel? When was the last time you manipulated or deceived someone else (don’t answer out loud)? How do you think that person would feel if they knew you had manipulated or deceived them?
- Please read Matthew 5:8. What does “pure in heart” mean to you? Who is the most pure in heart person you know? What makes that person stand out in your mind? Do you find yourself wanting to be like that person? Why?
- Genesis 25-31 shares part of the story of Jacob’s life. When you read this story from an objective eye, how do you feel about Rebekah? Jacob? Laban? Is that the way you want to be thought of?
- Taking it a step further. As a follower of Jesus, if we are manipulators and deceivers, what does that tell people about Jesus? How would this stand in the way of us being A Place For Everyone to experience the love of Jesus?
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