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Sermon: The Beatitudes: Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Beatitudes Sermon Series

 Introduction

Jesus used the beatitudes to explain to His followers the true path to happiness. However, this teaching has not always been accepted well because it’s a great contrast to the worldly notion of blessedness and happiness. Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher once called them a “malignant disease.” Jesus’ point is we need to change our focus from the world’s perspective of happiness to God’s perspective of it, in order to find any happiness at all in this life and the beatitudes are the way to do it. In my previous sermon, we looked at the first four of these. Let’s consider the rest today.

Sermon: The Beatitudes: Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Beatitudes Sermon Series
Photo of a woman holding a Dandelion in a field of Dandelions.

Introduction

Countless research has proved that happiness is every man’s greatest goal in life. In Matthew 5:3-12 & Luke 6:20-22 Jesus used the beatitudes to explain to His followers the true path to happiness. This teaching has not always been accepted well though because it’s a great contrast to the worldly notion of blessedness and happiness. George Bernard Shaw called it an “impractical outburst of anarchism and sentimentality.” The point is we need to change our focus in order to find any happiness at all in this life and the beatitudes are the way to do it. In today’s sermon let us consider to how embrace these principles?

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