The Bridge of Obedience (5 of 5) by Kerry Shook

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The Bridge of Obedience (5 of 5)
Series: Burning Bridges - Destroying Harmful Habit Patterns and Experiencing Real Change
Kerry Shook
Matthew 5:3-10

''Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'' -Matthew 5:3-10 (NIV)

''Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.'' -Matthew 5:9 (NIV)

RESTORATION STEP 7: I obey God by seeking restoration in my relationships. I seek to make amends for harm I've done except when to do so would cause further harm.

''Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'' -Matthew 5:10 (NIV)

RESTORATION STEP 8: I yield my life to God's purpose. I take steps of obedience no matter what the consequences knowing that obeying Christ brings ultimate blessing.
''Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?'' -Marshall Mathers from ''Lose Yourself''


''For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.'' -Matthew 16:25 (NIV)

• The bridge of obedience involves loss.
• The bridge of obedience leads to ultimate gain.

''After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.' His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have ...


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