Sun, 5 February 2017
January 29, 2017
What’s He Talking About?
Synopsis: Have you ever been in a meeting where you were not connecting with the presentation? Yes, I know you say that every Sunday morning, especially during the sermon time. Maybe you dozed off and missed a key point or you missed the transition that would have tied it all together. Instead, you turned to the person next to you and asked, “What’s he talking about?”
There is a list of Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) presented at the first of the Sermon on the Mount. I think Jesus must have used a lot of different beatitudes in various different sermons, each making a particular point. However, we often miss their point or fail to understand their meaning because we approach them from our carnal mind set or logic and as a result we miss the blessing.
Part of our problem is that we are not accustomed to hearing Jesus’ kingdom language. We need to get use to it. We need it. Jesus knew that if we would change the way we look at the world we could change the way we experience it. We have a lot of work to do.
Text (NLT): Matthew 5:1-12; Psalm 37:10-11; Revelations 1:3, 14:13, 16:15, 19:9, 20:6, 22:7, 22:14 (ESV); 1 Corinthians 2:14;
Scripture Reading: Psalm 15