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Righteous like a Tree. Rooted in God. Treasure ★ his Kingdom and Righteousness . Persecuted for righteousness for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven (5:11-20 ) Poor in Spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven (6:19-24 ). Put off − what is not righteous.

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Righteous like a tree

Righteous like a Tree

Rooted in God


Treasure his kingdom and righteousness
Treasure★his Kingdom and Righteousness

  • Persecuted for righteousness for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven (5:11-20)

  • Poor in Spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven (6:19-24)


Put off what is not righteous
Put off −what is not righteous

  • Peacemakers will be called the sons of God 5:21-26 [contempt?]

  • Mourners will be comforted 6:16-18 [fasting]


Put on what is more righteous
Put on +what is more righteous

  • pure in heart; they will see God 5:27-37 [integrity]

  • Meek; they will inherit the earth 6:5-15 [prayer]


Live out intentional justice and mercy
Live out intentional justice and mercy

  • Merciful will receive mercy 6:38-47

  • Hunger and thirst for righteousness will be satisfied 6:2-4


Grow to be like your father
Grow to be like your Father

  • Be perfect, mature, complete, like your Father in Heaven 5:48

  • Don’t just do religion, be rooted in relationship to your Father 6:1


Treasure put off put on live out
Treasure >Put off > Put on > Live out...


Growth cycle and roots

Growth cycle and roots

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Spiritual

Physical

Relational


Physically rooted 6 25 34
Physically rooted 6:25-34

  • Therefore (since you should and can grow up in God) don’t worry!

  • God gave you your life and body, he can give you what you need to care for that life and body.

  • Pagans start with concern about stuff

  • Children of God start with His Kingdom and righteousness

  • Challenges are real, but face them from a position of faithfulness


Relationally rooted 7 1 12
Relationally rooted 7:1-12

  • Others are not the problem

    • Fixing faults (speck inspecting)?

    • Forcing help (pearl pushing)?

  • Regularly relate to God first

    • Ask, Seek, Knock – really pursue God

    • Do unto others? Relating is about asking, not pushing


Spiritually rooted
Spiritually rooted

  • Aim for life

  • Avoid fakes

  • Acting like you know someone

    doesn’t mean they know you


Blessed

BLESSED

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