Luke 6:17-26 Jesus Introduces Kingdom Values
In this Sunday sermon, Ed Anton lays out an introduction to Jesus' "Sermon on the Plateau" with the setting and content of the four blessings and woes. Jesus unfurls the upside down values of His Kingdom with blessings and woes pronounced to both His disciples and the crowd.
- We All Will Receive Blessings - Where Do You Want Yours Delivered?
- We Are All Prophets - What Kind Are You?
Jesus concludes with a charge to be a true rather than false prophet; a prophet who will be honored/blessed when His kingdom comes into full view.
He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured, and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all. Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their ancestors treated the prophets. “But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep. Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.” (Luke 6:17–26, NIV)