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Luke 6:20-23 Beatitudes Revisited

I'll go where You send me

I’ll go where You send me

Luke brings us Jesus’ message of the beatitudes again. We did a very slow study of them from Matthew’s writings. Luke pared his narrative down to four of the nine that Matthew lists. We know the Holy Spirit inspired each of the gospel writers. I wonder why He chose this smaller list for Luke. Was it because of the intended audience? Or was it because Matthew had already done an in-depth accounting of Jesus’ words?

Luke will carry this abbreviated version of the rest of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount. Since Luke is using an abbreviated version, and we covered Matthew’s account pretty deeply, we are going to cover all of Luke’s highlighted beatitudes in one setting. Read more »