Friday, March 19, 2010

Lenten Challenges from the Sermon on the Mount

This Lent (the church season leading up to Easter) we are spending time in the Sermon on the Mount in a series I'm calling, "Walking with Jesus." The Sermon on the Mount is intensely practical, giving very direct counsel on the Gospel life. This Lent, we're looking at what it means to actually "walk with Jesus," as opposed to just "thinking or feeling about Jesus." Every week I'm giving a set of challenges. Most of the challenges are structured so that you should choose from among several, according to your situation and what the Spirit lays upon your heart.

Here are the first week's challenges, based on the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:1-12:

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