Who Are Those Who Mourn?

July 17 2022

Topic: mourning

Who Are Those Who Mourn?

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 (NIV)

Be miserable and mourn over your sin. James 4:9a

“If we settle for merely calling ourselves ‘mistakers’ then we’ll never admit we’re sinners. If we never admit we’re sinners, then we will never mourn and we’ll never admit our need for a Savior.” – Andy Stanley

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” Isaiah 6:1-3 (NIV)

Big Idea – Conviction of the Holy Spirit of our sin (Guilt) should lead us to Mourn our sin, Confess our sin, Have Sorrow for our sin, and Repent our sin. When we do this and seek His power to walk away from sin, Jesus promises comfort from the Holy Spirit.

5 Ways to Receive the Comfort that Comes from Spiritual Mourning

  1. Spiritual mourning names particular sins
  2. Spiritual mourning involves heartfelt sorrow
  3. Spiritual mourning arises from humility
  4. Spiritual mourning is infused with hope
  5. Spiritual mourning happens at the cross

“Yours” – Stephan Curtis Chapman

And it’s all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor
And it’s all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
You’re the Maker and Keeper, Father and Ruler of everything
It’s all Yours