Rev. Alexis Johnson
February 21, 2021
Secondary Source: The Sermon on the Mount: A Beginners Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven Dr. Amy-Jill Levine Abingdon Press 2020
Thesis: These blessings, with power are for all of us who have decided to follow Jesus.
Making My Case
What This All Means
This is a message regarding Sanctifying Grace. We have to be followers of Jesus before we even begin to attempt to live into these Blessings.
These are about finding blessing in setting aside power we could use.
See John 3:13-14. Jesus KNOWS who He is and out of that assurance, He can debase Himself without shame.
I’m applying Dr. Levine’s quote to all the Beatitudes. This is for people who willingly grieve with someone, not people who have had a loved one ripped from them.
Call to Action: Read Matthew 4:23 – 7:29 as often as possible this Lent. Consider the power you do have and what it would look like to lay it aside on behalf of someone else.
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