Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jesus had gone viral


At this time Jesus had gone viral.
He was the hot topic, the big show, the amazing teacher/healer.

The crowds were thronging to see him.

He chooses to do something intriguing.

Matthew 5:1 "Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them."

Jesus did not want to tiltillate. He wanted to teach.

What is recorded and written down goes on for three chapters. It made quite an impression!

"He said:

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

He said... blessed.
Favored by God. Honored. Beneficially singled out.
Commended. Exalted. Praised.

That is how Jesus began his teaching ministry.

Blessed...

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