Who is Really Well Off?

First in the “The Authentic Life” series.
Delivered October 9, 2005 by Rev. John Schmidt.

Series: In this series on the Sermon on the Mount, we will look at Jesus’ teaching on what it means to live life as it is meant to be lived. A God-centered life means that Christians will not be supporters of the status quo, but a Christian Counter Culture– living a lifestyle that is radically different!

Theme: The beatitudes are not a “spiritual” to-do list that we need to conform to in order to please God. Quite the contrary this is a stunning declaration of grace. Grace for hopeless cases. Good news for people beaten down by life. Blessings for spiritual zeros.