Matthew 5:1-2, 6 (ESV)

The Sermon on the Mount

5 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.
2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

John 6:35 (ESV)

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

Psalm 107:9 (ESV)

9 For he satisfies the longing soul,
and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Mark 7:25-30 (ESV)

25 But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. 26 Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27 And he said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 28 But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” 29 And he said to her, “For this statement you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter.” 30 And she went home and found the child lying in bed and the demon gone.

Having a hungry heart…

1. Step out in FAITH.

Mark 7:25 (ESV)

25 But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet.

2 Corinthians 5:7 (ESV)

7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.

2. Stay HUMBLE at the feet of Jesus.

Mark 7:25 (ESV)

25 But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet.

James 4:10 (ESV)

10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

3. Make your REQUEST known to God.

Mark 7:26 (ESV)

26 Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter.

Mark 11:24 (ESV)

24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received[a] it, and it will be yours.

4. Never GIVE UP.

Mark 7:28-29 (ESV)

28 But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” 29 And he said to her, “For this statement you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter.”

Luke 1:37 (NCV)

37 God can do anything!”

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