Blessed Are the Hungry (5 of 9) by Jim Perdue

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Blessed Are the Hungry (5 of 9)
Series: Blessed
Jim Perdue
Matthew 5:6

Intro/Attention

*There are two types of people in the world. Those who think Dunkin Donuts are better than Krispy Kreme, and those who KNOW that Krispy Kreme donuts are better than Dunkin. I could tell you all sorts of things about Krispy Kreme donuts. I could tell you when and how the company started, what their stock price is at, where the franchises are located, I could tell you their vision statement, their mission statement or their core values. But sometimes, you have to stop all the talking and do a little eating. I could tell you all sorts of information, but until you've tasted it for yourself you will never really understand the joy that is Krispy Kreme. Sometimes you've just gotta take a bite!*

You know the Bible tells us to ''taste and see that the Lord is good.'' We can gain all sorts of knowledge and information. We can learn Bible verses and listen to sermons or Sunday School lessons, but you'll never understand it or comprehend it until you taste and see that the Lord is good!

What does Krispy Kreme have to do with the Beatitudes and Matthew 5? Nothing really…I just wanted to eat a donut. Seriously though, as we continue our series on the Beatitudes in Matthew 5, Jesus has something to say about hungering and thirsting. He says, Blessed Are The Hungry. But He's not talking about donuts. READ TEXT

Believe it or not, the hunger that Jesus is talking about here is far more significant than your hunger for Krispy Kreme! It's a hunger and thirst for righteousness.

Let me take a moment to set the scene and remind you of our context. The Beatitudes are the introduction to the greatest sermon ever preached, The Sermon on the Mount. Jesus' call to spiritual hunger and thirst follows logically in the progression of the Beatitudes. The first three Beatitudes are negative, commands to forsake evil things that are barriers to the kingdom. In poverty of spirit we turn awa ...


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