We had Thabiti Anyabwile—the man who maintains the Pure Church blog—as a guest preacher on Sunday morning. He is in Toronto for the Sola Scriptura Ministries conference, and my pastor managed to snag him to give a sermon on Sunday morning.) I’ve always been impressed with Pastor Thabiti’s blog, as he seems to take the Word of God seriously, so I was looking forward to his sermon, and I wasn’t disappointed.
The verse he was concentrating on was from the Beatitudes:
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8)
(He also had a complementary verse from the Psalms, but I don’t remember the reference.) His sermon was looking at:
- What does it mean to be “pure in heart?”
- What does it mean to “see God?”
So thanks to Pastor Anyabwile.
And I’ll leave you with a quote—or, at the very least, a paraphrase, since my memory’s not that great—of something Pastor Anyabwile said:
We’re not sinners because we sin, we sin because we’re sinners.