Showing mercy to others (giving them what they don’t deserve) usually costs you. But Jesus said that merciful people would be blessed! Geoff & Luke have a conversation about this upside down statement from Jesus, and talk about how we can cultivate this in our lives.
This message is part of our series Upside Down: redefining the good life.
How can we claim that God is good when life isn’t always good? Where is God when life seems so unjust? Jesus introduced his followers to a way of thinking that challenged their understanding of success. He taught them that God’s kingdom doesn’t operate in the same way that the world’s kingdoms operate. How can we find the blessing, happiness and good fortune that Jesus spoke about? From Jesus and his ‘beatitudes’ we find a better way to understand God and a new way to live.
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