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SERMONS ARCHIVE

OUR CURRENT SERIES: MAKARIOS

When things are going well in life, we often describe ourselves as “blessed.” Although the word has religious origins, “blessed” has become a catch-all word for enjoying the good life according to cultural standards. As the 71 million uses of #blessed on Instagram reveals, it seems we feel blessed when our bodies are fit, our finances are in order, our careers are successful, our homes are comfortable, and our vacations are plush.

In Matthew 5:3-10, one of the most famous passages in the Bible, Jesus flips our notion of being blessed upside down. Here, Jesus describes eight characteristic of people who are blessed according to God’s standard of the good life, and it’s far from what we might expect. In doing so, Jesus paints a portrait of the kind of person who gets to enjoy the benefits of God’s kingdom and experience true and lasting satisfaction.

Rather than trying to reclaim the word “blessed,” perhaps it’s better to recognize how that word has been twisted and tainted, using another word to describe the good life according to Jesus’ standards. In Greek, the word that begins each Beatitude is “makarios,” and since this word is new and uncluttered with connotations, we are free to build them. What if, instead of sharing about all the ways we are #blessed, we started sharing about all the ways we are #makarios? Whatever the case, we need new habits for building a new imagination of the good life, which is the kingdom life.


2017 Summer Movie Series
Teaching Series

2017 Summer Movie Series

What is a movie? According to the technical definition, a movie is a story or event recorded by a camera and shown in a theater or on television. Stated otherwise: movies are works of art....

0 / / August 08, 2017
Makarios
Teaching Series

Makarios

When things are going well in life, we often describe ourselves as “blessed.” Although the word has religious origins, “blessed” has become a catch-all word for enjoying the good life according to cultural standards. As...

0 / / June 04, 2017