Blessings and Woes 3: The Hungry
It's easy to read Scripture and see it for it's face value - the meaning that the words tell us we understand, and move on. Today Terry looks at Luke 6:21, Jesus telling us that the hungry will be blessed. We see the word "hungry", remember that Jesus said He was "the Bread of Life", sounds good, what's next? But there's so much more to the words Jesus speaks here, other aspects of the story that will not only explain the words better, but allow us to graft them into our lives much easier. Let go of your expectations of Scripture and allow Jesus to fill in the holes of the Kingdom life as you listen to today's message.
Terry proclaims the one Gospel through the history, research, rememberings and faith expressed in the text of the Gospel According to Luke. Jesus himself is the good news expressed by Luke. Beginning with the birth narratives unique to Luke's presentation, the good news of the Kingdom explodes into faithful view as each account, teaching, parable and event lived out and offered by Jesus, the Messiah-King, is examined the way Luke seemingly examined Jesus in his own work. Here we find a Jesus to love, a Jesus to follow, and ultimately a Jesus to worship.