We continue our Wineskins Workshops deep dive into the Sermon on the Mount this week with a look into Matthew 6:19-34 and what Jesus has to say about the things to which we assign value...especially systems and structures that tend to devalue the inherent dignity of the many for the benefit of the few.
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In this strange time of social distancing and protecting ourselves from an invisible enemy with very visible consequences, maybe this Easter can teach us something we've been missing.
We resume our regular 1st & 3rd Monday schedule for Wineskins Workshops on Monday, April 6, with a look into how Jesus moves his audience from deconstruction toward reconstruction in Matthew 6.
Jesus had spent the introductory segment of the Sermon on the Mount laying the groundwork for how he was about to help his disciples deconstruct their understanding of the Law of Moses. Now, he will use a typical rabbinic teaching technique to take them not away from the Law, but deeper into it.
Their salt had lost its flavor. Their light was being hidden. But in order to regain their vocation, they needed first to reorient their identity.
What does it really mean to be growing spiritually? What are the barriers we encounter? And why do so many of us seem to get stuck along the way?