Perspective: Blessing or Woe

Wed Evening Service

May 18

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To properly handle trials, Christians need an upward perspective.

Review - v 12

  • Continue to pray
  • It recognizes the source of revitalization
  • It recognizes that revitalization is spiritual warfare
  • It turns people away from self-sufficiency
  • It turns people away from being self-serving
  • It unifies the church

The Choosing of the Twelve - vv 13-16

  • They were ordinary men
  • They were vastly different
  • Some appear closer to Christ than others
  • Hebrews 10:22
  • God allows His followers to be as close as they want to be

Introduction - vv 17-19

  • Christ's popularity
  • Christ's power
    • In the mental realm: People were there to hear what Christ had to say
    • In the physical realm: People were there to be healed of diseases
    • In the spiritual realm: People were there to be healed from demon possession
  • Three truths
    • Jesus was God
    • A preview of heaven
    • Reveals His compassion

The Sermon - vv 20-26

  • 4 Blessings - vv 20-22
  • 4 Woes - vv 24-26
  • The Blessed 
    • Blessed means happy
    • The disadvantaged (v 20)
    • The distressed (v 21)
    • The detested (v 22)
  • The Woes
    • The prosperous (v 24)
    • The pleased (v 25)
    • The popular (v 26)
  • What we see as a curse may be a blessing
  • What we see as a blessing may be a curse
  • We should look at things from an eternal perspective and a Biblical perspective to discern blessings from woes


Scripture Verses

Luke 6:12-26

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