The Jesus I Never Knew - Study Guide Part 2, Why He Came: Chapter 6, The Beatitudes: Lucky are the Unlucky Summary & Analysis

Philip Yancey
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Yancey admits his own struggle with the proper way to interpret the beatitudes. These sayings of Jesus can indeed be a puzzling message; however, they reveal the heart and purpose of Jesus' ministry. Yancey begins his study of the beatitudes by recalling the time he is teaching the film-based class. As he cues his video tapes to the proper places, Yancey passes the time by watching coverage of the 1991 Gulf War on CNN. As he listens to Norman Schwarzkof's address to the nation concerning the military triumph, and then returns to watching clips of the Sermon on the Mount, Yancey realizes the message in Schwarzkof's address is exactly the opposite of that given by Jesus. While Schwarzkof, and the rest of the world, praises the...

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