Discovering Joy In The Beatitudes
Many People Don't Get What Jesus Is Teaching In The Beatitudes
These "blessings" can be confusing and paradoxical. Jesus seems
to be teaching the opposite of what we know just from simple common
sense. If we are to be poor in spirit and mourning all the time,
how can we even get anything done? We'll just be moping around, never
having the energy to get anything done. And who wants to be a meek
push-over... certainly not me!
What's really disturbing is that Jesus didn't practice what He preached.
He wasn't poor in spirit and meek when, in anger, he entered the temple
"and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats
of those who were selling doves." (Matthew 21:12)
So what's going on? Was Jesus a hypocrite? Or are we not understanding
In Happy Are The... pastor Steve will give you a clear
understanding of what Jesus was teaching and how it applies in your
life. You'll learn that the Beatitudes are about having a right
heart, and from a right heart flow right actions. In Jesus' day the
Pharisees were considered to be the best of the best, the most righteous
and religious of all Jews. Yet, Jesus calls them white-washed tombs...
good looking on the outside, but dead on the inside. Why? Because
they were not following the principles Jesus lays out in the Beatitudes.
Their hearts were not right.
This book is your key to understanding the Beatitudes.
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