Believers Church Of Sylvania
The Pure Heart
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Locations & Times
  • Believers Church of Sylvania
    1320 US-301 Frontage, Sylvania, GA 30467, USA
    Sunday 9:55 AM
(Matthew 5:8 NLT) God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.
"katharos" word describes "Physical Cleanliness"

(Matthew 23:26 NLT) You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.
"katharos" word describes --- "Ceremonial Purity"

(Luke 11:41 NLT) So clean the inside by giving gifts to the poor, and you will be clean all over.
"katharos" word describes -- "Ethical Purity"

(John 13:10 NLT) Jesus replied, "A person who has bathed all over does not need to wash, except for the feet, to be entirely clean. And you disciples are clean, but not all of you."
(Leviticus 19:2 NLT) "Give the following instructions to the entire community of Israel. You must be holy because I, the LORD your God, am holy.
• It is NOT a result of good ACTIONS, THOUGHTS, & WORDS.

(1 Corinthians 6:11 NLT) ... you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

(Romans 5:1 NLT) ... we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
• It is a result of what JESUS CHOSE to do for us.

(1 Peter 1:2 NLT) God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more grace and peace.

(Hebrews 10:22 NIV) let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
• A pure heart has OUTWARD results.

(Matthew 23:26 NLT) You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.

(1 Timothy 1:5 NLT) The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.
1. Quick to BELIEVE.

(Luke 24:25 MSG) 'Then he said to them, “So thick-headed! So slow-hearted! Why can’t you simply believe ...

(Hebrews 3:12 NLT) Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God.
2. Quick to FORGIVE.

(Ephesians 4:31-32 NLT) Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

(Proverbs 4:23 NLT) Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
3. Quick to REPENT.

(Acts 3:19 NLT) Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.

(Revelation 3:3 NLT) Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don't wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief.
• Run AWAY!

(2 Timothy 2:22 NLT) Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.