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The Gospel of Luke present its version of the beatitudes with both "blessings" and "woes." On the Feast of All Saints, celebrated on the Sunday after All Saints, how do we look at the message of this gospel? This sermon examine the idea that perhaps our lives, and the lives of the saints, are full of complexities, and we are asked to look for balance.
God gave the prophet 4 responsibilities in chapter 2 - (1) Write down what I am about to tell you (2) Make it plain for all to see (3) Live by faith according what I tell you (4) Proclaim my Five Woes of Judgment. Each of God's five woes earmarked one or more of the sinful practices of the Chaldeans which God purposed to judge at His appointed time. But tucked in between these five dreadful woes we find two glorious truths set in stark contrast to the sinful practice of these godless people. Listen and find out what they are. They transformed Habakkuk from a worrying prophet into a worshipping prophet, they may do the same for you.
This week we'll look at a pathology of legalism. Jesus lays out 6 marks that distinguish legalism from true Christianity.