This Sunday, we start a brand new series called Unsensibly Sensible. The tension you get from hearing that title is the same kind of tension I think each of us feels when we hear Jesus’ teaching of the Beautitudes. They are so counterintuitive. They seem so radical and opposed to our natural inclinations. How can they be right? How can this be the best way to live? I want to show you how they are not only right but how living without these “beatitudes” will lead to so so much heartache and disappointment.
Small Group Questions
- When you think of the “beatitudes” what comes to mind? What does it mean to you to be “blessed”?
- Please read Matthew 5:3. What does that mean to you? What do you think would be the opposite of being “poor in spirit”?
- Please take a minute and walk through the story of Nebuchadnezzar from Daniel 1-4. Which parts of the story jump out to you? How do you think you would have handled having all of the success and power that Nebuchadnezzar had? Is his success what was wrong in this story? If so, why? If not, why not?
- Nebuchadnezzar attributed all of his success to himself. How can you make sure you don’t follow suit? Where are you pretending to be god in your own life? Is it working? Will it continue to work? What needs to change?
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