This week we are beginning John Stott’s Beatitudes – Developing Spiritual Character. This is a different type of study than we have generally done in the past. Stott doesn’t give us his opinion on the verse but a series of questions to think through and answer as to each of the Beatitudes in terms of observation, interpretation, and application. For each chapter, please read the introduction provided by Stott as well as the supplemental scripture reading. Please take the time the write your answers to the questions Stott presents to us. Also, if you have the time and inclination, I encourage you to seek out and read other commentaries on the Beatitudes to gain a broader perspective. A study bible is a good resource, and the internet is limitless. Here are some links to the commentaries of Augustine, Chrysostom, and Luther for your review. If you find a helpful commentary on the Beatitudes, please share those with me.
Dinner is at 6. The menu is chicken cacciatore. Discussion about 6:45. Please bring a friend. Hope to see you here.
For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.Isaiah 66:2