20And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
22“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.
24“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
25“Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry.
“Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
26“Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
27“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
"The characteristics of Christian discipleship are, from the world’s perspective, marks of losers. That, of course, is one of the reasons that men and women around the world are so slowly drawn to any consideration of the claims of Christ. When we fasten on the claims of Christ as they are made clear in the Bible, we discover that Jesus has actually come to turn the value system of the world on its head." Alistair Begg
A manifesto is a public declaration of policy that is issued by a monarch, a head of state, or by a representative of an organization. Do we, as 21st century Christians have a manifesto? Luke 6 would suggest that we do. Join Alistair Begg for this series of studies in what is essentially a manifesto for Christian living, issued by Christ who is our monarch, the Head of the Church.
|A Christian Manifesto, Part One||Luke 6:20-27|
|A Christian Manifesto, Part Two||Luke 6:20-27|
|The Law of Love||Luke 6:27|
|The Golden Rule||Luke 6:31|
|Measure for Measure, Part 1||Luke 6:36|
|Measure for Measure, Part 2||Luke 6:36|
|Pictures that tell a Story||Luke 6:39|
|Obedience: Evidence of a Strong Foundation||Luke 6:46|