Sermon Series Archive SOTM: the Beatitudes
The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Persecuted
The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Peacemakers
The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Pure In Heart
The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Merciful
We continue our series through the Beatitudes with Jesus’ fifth announcement of blessedness, which is for the merciful. Join us as we explore the ideas of mercy, compassion, and forgiveness in Jesus’ teaching, and seek to make sense of some very difficult words. “Blessed are the merciful,” Jesus says, “for they will receive mercy.”
The Beatitudes: Blessed Are Those Who Hunger & Thirst For Righteousness
As we continue our series through the Beatitudes, we come to the fourth counter-intuitive announcement Jesus makes: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Hunger and thirst are conditions of absence, of lack, of deprivation. This is not a desirable condition, yet Jesus announces God’s presence and with-ness to those in this category. How do we make sense of this good news proclamation today?
The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Meek
We continue our study of Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount [SOTM] with the third Beatitude. This announcement of God’s blessing, presence, and with-ness is to the meek. Not the humble, in the positive sense, but those who have been beaten down and humiliated by life. To those blessed people Jesus gives the whole earth, but what does that mean for us?
The Beatitudes: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit
Over the first part of 2014, we are going to focus on the Sermon on the Mount [SOTM]. We will look at Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5-7 over the course of four different series. The first of these series focuses on the ‘Beatitudes’, the blessings Jesus pronounces upon unlikely people at the beginning of the SOTM. This week, Josh begins by focusing on the first blessing, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”