Who are the blessed ones of God?

First Lutheran Church of The Trinity

February 2, 2020

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Who are the blessed ones of God? For Micah, they are those who do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God. For Paul, they are the ones who find wisdom in the weakness of the cross. For Jesus, they are the poor, the meek, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, those who mourn, and those who hunger for righteousness. In baptism we find our blessed identity and calling in this countercultural way of living and serving.

Readings and Psalm

Micah 6:1-8
The offering of justice, kindness, humility

Psalm 15 
Lord, who may abide upon your holy hill? (Ps. 15:1)

1 Corinthians 1:18-31 
Christ crucified, the wisdom and power of God

Matthew 5:1-12 
The teaching of Christ: Beatitudes

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