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Join our Lead Pastor, Brad Lewter, as he preaches about the Beatitudes. This week he looks at Matthew 5:8 where Jesus talks about the pure in heart.
This week our Lead Pastor, Brad Lewter, takes on mercy in this series on the Beatitudes.
Join our Lead Pastor, Brad Lewter, as he talks about hungering and thirsting after righteousness in this week's message about the Beatitudes.
The beatitudes, or blessings, at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, give us general guidelines for living the blessed life. Today, I'm going to share with you the way John Wesley understood these 12 verses. It's going to remind a lot of us of the 12 steps of AA. You could say that Wesley makes the Good Book read like the Big Book today. What's unique about the way Wesley read these verses is that he didn't think of them as just a list of quaint sayings about the Christian life. For Wesley, this isn't a list; it's a map or a trail guide that Christians can use to hike into the heart of God. Get your water bottle and your backpack and let's get going.
In the Beatitudes, Jesus isn’t telling us what we must do to be citizens of the Kingdom of God; and he isn’t, as some would say, setting the ethical bar so high that no one but Jesus can reach it. Jesus is telling us what is of value in the Kingdom of God and how citizens of the Kingdom of God should think and relate to others. And he’s also telling us what we should expect to happen to us when we act like citizens of the Kingdom of God while we are still living in the fallen world.