January 28th Sermon Discussion Questions

  1. In this life, no person except Jesus has or ever will be “pure in heart” in any absolute sense. Explain that phraseology in historical context.
  2. We are always at risk of lapsing into sick religious externalism or formalism that makes a mockery of true Christianity. What are three features that tend to characterize that religious disease?
  3. What are some contemporary expressions or examples of this problem?
  4. What did Jesus mean when He promised that it is the “pure in heart” who “shall see God?”
  5. Practically speaking, how can we gain and better maintain “a pure heart?”