Five Surprising Things You’ll Learn from Crucifying Morality

CrucifyingMoralityOne of best things about life getting back to normal is that I have time to read again. This past weekend I finished up Pastor R. W. Glenn’s book: Crucifying Morality: The Gospel of the Beatitudes.” I’ll admit, I’ve always found the Beatitudes a little puzzling which is why I picked up this book. It was very helpful and sometimes surprising. The book also has questions at the end of each chapter which would be useful in a group setting. Here are five things you’ll learn if you decide to read it.

1) The Beatitudes are not BE ATTITUDES in the sense of a moral list to strive toward and live up to. “Instead, they are the qualities that begin to characterize sinners who encounter God’s grace in the gospel,” R.W. Glenn says.

2) The connection between the gospel and The Beatitudes. If you don’t already understand this definitely read this book!

3) Being a peacemaker, in the way Jesus means, can actually result in conflict because it requires telling people of their spiritual condition.

4) The Beatitudes should challenge you. As Glenn writes, “The Beatitudes are meant to jar you from your complacency and lead you to question whether you have entered the kingdom.”

5) How to see Jesus in every single Beatitude.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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