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Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2010
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Using his method of approaching Bible passages from an unusual angle or a unique starting point, J. Ellsworth Kalas presents new insight into the beatitudes, Jesus blessings from the Sermon on the Mount.
The book contains sessions and a study guide for personal use or for use in groups.
This book continues Kalas' popular series of "Back Side" books.
The beatitudes form the introduction to what is no doubt the best-known sermon ever preached. We call it the Sermon on the Mount (see Matthew 57), and of course it was preached by Jesus.
When we start examining the beatitudes we realize that in Jesus view, happiness is not something we get by pursuing it; indeed, almost the contrary. We are told that we will be happyor blessed, if you preferin what appears to be the near antithesis of happiness. If we choose to live by the beatitudes, we make a declaration of dependence. We put ourselves into bondage to such things as poverty of spirit, purity of heart, and a readiness for persecution. This isnt the sort of product they advertise on prime-time television; indeed, Im not sure that it appears overly often in our prime-time worship services. That is because this is not a spiritual quick fix. It doesnt come in a five-easy-lessons capsule. Instead, it is largely contrary to the way we live and to the way we think.
Before we go any further, however, let me say that over the past twenty centuries a very great many people have found in these beatitudes a depth of peace and joy beyond anything our common culture promotes and seeks. But it isnt easy, and it isnt obvious. Theres nothing easy or soft about this kind of dependence. Rather, it is an attitude that demands a huge store of courage. Its the kind of dependence the trapeze artist displays when he or she lets go of the bar and with no safety net awaiting, flies off into space, trusting.
Welcome to the beatitudes. And may you be eternally happy, beginning now.
adapted from the introduction
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