The Beatitudes & the Wedding at Cana
by Margaret Ashmore
4 disc teaching series
The Beatitudes – Living Right Side Up In An Upside Down World
Someone has asked C.S. Lewis if he cared for the Beatitudes, “As to caring for it, if “caring for,” means liking or enjoying, I suppose no one cares for it. Who can like being knocked flat on his face by a sledgehammer? I can hardly imagine a more deadly spiritual condition than that of a man who can read it with tranquil pleasure.”
This expository look at this sermon is indeed a sledgehammer of truth needed to right our worldly focus thus turning it back unto the Lord. It is one of five long discourses called the Sermon on the Mount. Since it is Jesus’ first sermon, He is laying for us a foundation as if to say, “If you don’t get this, you’ll be building on a shaky ground.”
The Wedding At Cana – A Study on the Abundant Life
This story begins with emptiness and ends with abundance, all because of two commands of Christ; “fill the water pots” and “draw some out”. In this expository talk on the first sign of Jesus’ deity in the book of John, we see the exhortations and the benefits of waiting on God, of telling God our need but not demanding how He answers it and how the Christian lives an abundant, overflowing life.