Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 02-FEB-2020 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Epiphany 4: Covenant Sunday – The Beatitudes listed in the gospels are a distillation of what Jesus had to say about a good, flourishing life. To be declared 'blessed' in the beatitudes, for some action or personal quality, is to be congratulated for doing the things that bring true value to human existence, and for being an encouragement for others to do the same. The beatitudes are not meant to be soothing, sentimental platitudes for greeting cards; they are a declaration of God's intention for human life, and they are meant to startle us awake. Unfortunately, Christianity is often proclaimed loudly as a religion of legalism and judgementalism. What would it mean, to be people whose lives are shaped, inspired and encouraged by Micah Chapter 6 and Matthew Chapter 5 which tell of the covenant to which we are invited?
Micah 6: 1-8; Matthew 5: 1-12

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