The Good Life


From Eastlake Church in Chula Vista, CA


In Jesus’ most famous sermon, he begins with what looks like a list of ideals that his followers must live up to in order to be happy. Yet what appears like a “to do” list is actually quite the opposite. Jesus is revealing just what kind of people are included in his kingdom. He’s giving a description of the “in crowd.” The hurting? In. The broken? In. The weak? In. This surprising list of blessings – called beatitudes – reveals just how inclusive Jesus is, and how upside down to the ways of the world his kingdom is designed to be. In this inclusion and value system is the secret to the good life of Jesus./

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