The Beattitudes – Satisfaction Guaranteed

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness. Join us in-person or online at 10:30 AM as Pastor David continues through his series on the beatitudes.

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Empty yourself of __________-righteousness (v.3- poor in spirit)

Empty yourself of the ________________ sin creates (v.4- mourn)

Empty yourself of _______________ (v.5- meekness)

-Luke 15

1. Hunger and thirst are ________________ and ongoing.

-Psalm 107:4-9

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? (Psalm 42:1-2)

2. __________ of hunger or thirst reveals a problem.

For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things.  (Philippians 3:18-19) (also I John 2:15-17)

  • P___________________ (Ecc.5:10) 
  • P___________________

…No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content. (Ecc.1:8b)

  • P___________________ (Ecclesiastes 2: 22,23a)

3. You _________ what you _________


1. the state of being acceptable to God 

2. correctness of thinking, feeling and acting

  • You will be happy if you ______ right with God (position)

-I Corinthians 1:26-31, Romans 3:10, Isaiah 64:6, John 4:13,14;  6:35,51a

  • You will be happy if you ______ right before God (practice)
  •  Crave the _____________ of God

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.  (Psalm 84:10)

  •  Crave the __________ of God 

-Matt. 5:17-18, Ps. 119:10. Jer. 15:16a

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.  

(I Peter 2:2-3)

Digging Deeper

Q1: What is your favourite restaurant?  …meal?  …drink?  …junk food?

Q2: Can you think of a time when you were desperately hungry or thirsty?  If so, explain.

Q3: Study the story of Jacob/Esau in Gen. 25:27-34.  What lessons does this passage teach about cravings?  …about settling for “junk food” instead of pursuing what will truly satisfy?

Q4: Pastor David said that a loss of appetite can indicates that someone is not well.  Have you seen that to be true in the physical realm?  How might this apply to our spiritual appetite?

Q5: Read and reflect upon Deuteronomy 8:1-14.  How does this passage connect our physical appetites with our spiritual appetites?  What dangers do we need to be aware of?

Q6: Pastor David mentioned two specific spiritual things we ought to crave; the family of God and the Word of God. What are some other things that you think Jesus hungered and thirsted after that we should also long for?

Q7: A French proverb states- “A good meal ought to begin with hunger.”   What is the relationship between appetite and our enjoyment/satisfaction with a meal?  What might you do to increase your spiritual appetite?