Barriers and Bridges (1 of 5) by Kerry Shook

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Barriers and Bridges (1 of 5)
Series: Burning Bridges - Destroying Harmful Habit Patterns and Experiencing Real Change
Kerry Shook
Matthew 5:3-10

Barriers: Destructive hurts and habit patterns that are harmful to us and our relationships.

Bridges: Life-giving habit patterns that bring healing and take us to our divine destiny

What do I need restoration from?

Overspending Fear | Anxiety
Sexual addiction
Grief Gambling
Alcohol | Drugs
Guilt Perfectionism
Eating disorders
Insecurity Body-image issues

''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 poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'' Matthew 5:3 (NIV)

''poor in spirit'': Those who humbly admit their brokenness and powerlessness


I humbly admit my powerlessness to change myself and control everything. In my brokenness I humbly admit my need for God and others.

''I don't understand myself at all, for I really want to do what is right, but I can't. I do what I don't want to--what I hate. I know perfectly well that what I am doing is wrong, and my bad conscience proves that I agree with these laws I am breaking. But I can't help myself because I'm no longer doing it. It is sin inside me that is stronger than I am that
makes me do these evil things.'' Romans 7:15-17 (LB)

''You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. Wi ...

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