Sermon for June 21, 2020

Un-Vacuuming the Beatitudes

Matthew 5:1-12

Matthew 5:38-42

Matthew 10:34-42

Luke 6:20-40

  • Matthew 5:1-12
    • What were Jesus’ listeners experiencing prior to the Sermon on the Mount?
      • Slavery
      • Oppression
      • Brutality and Slaughter
    • How does Jesus say they ought to respond to this?
      • Matthew 5:38-42
    • Will such a response make things better?
      • Matthew 10:34-42
  • Grace versus Judgment
    • The Knowledge of Good and Evil
      • Genesis 1:27-31
      • Genesis 2:8-9; 15-17
      • Genesis 3:1-5
    • H1847 from H3045 (יָדַע); knowledge: cunning, (ig-) norantly, know(-ledge), (un-) awares (wittingly). H3045 yâdaʻ yaw-dah’; a primitive root; to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) Look at 3:1…the “cunning” or “crafty” serpent.
    • Grace versus Freewill – mankind gets to choose.
      • Mankind chose to be their own judge of what is good and evil.
      • 1 Corinthians 2:11
      • Joshua 24:15
      • Deuteronomy 30:15,19
      • Luke 21:14
      • Joel 3:14
    • Blessings (Grace) and Woes (Judgement)
      • Luke 6:20-40

“Be like Jesus!”- Luke 6:40

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