Part 3 – Radical Rethinking – Matthew 5:1-16February 17, 2019
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Speaker: Jerry Cisar
In this week’s text, Jesus is saying, “All your thinking about how things work and what is important is upside down. To enter the kingdom heaven which has drawn near and remains so, you will have to be reeducated regarding how things work and what is important!”
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, blessed are those who mourn, blessed are lowly, blessed are those who long for justice (because they get none).” We don’t naturally believe this. We naturally think: “Blessed are the rich and powerful for have access to everything this world offers. Blessed are those who have nothing to mourn, for they are quite comfortable. Blessed are the takers in this world, for they finish with the most toys. Blessed are those who have connections, for justice is about who you know and not about what you did.”
The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5 – 7) is one of the most popular pieces of scripture world-wide. But it is not often taken seriously as something we need to apply in our own lives. It is in the opening verse that disciple is used for the first time in our New Testaments. Here we will find significant meaning to what it means.
Join us in worship as we explore the opening section of the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:1-16).