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Lucky: How the Kingdom Comes to Unlikely People

ISBN: 9781434703644


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Glenn Packiam redefines the word lucky in the context of Jesus’ beatitudes in Luke’s Gospel.
Lucky uncovers how the poor, hungry, mourning and persecuted are blessed because the Kingdom of heaven—its fullness, comfort, and reward—is theirs in spite of their condition. This is Christ’s announcement: the Kingdom of God has come to unlikely people.
Like the people Jesus addressed, we are called lucky not because of our pain or brokenness but because in spite of it, we have been invited into the Kingdom. The trajectory of our lives have been altered. What’s more, we now have a part in the future that God is bringing. Like Abraham, we have been blessed to carry blessing, to live as luck-bearers to the unlikely and unlucky.

Top Highlights

“Jesus meant for His Sermon to be viewed as the way to live as the people of God, not the way to become the people of God” (source)

“What if Jesus was announcing blessing on these people not because of their state but in spite of it?” (source)

“Since we’ve become the lucky ones, we must become carriers of this blessing to others who are unlikely and unlucky in our day.” (source)

“surrender, to live in a different way. God is rescuing and redeeming the world” (source)

“God has come to you in the midst of your mess and mistakes.” (source)

Product Details

  • Title : Lucky: How the Kingdom Comes to Unlikely People
  • Author: Packiam, Glenn
  • Publisher: David C Cook
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • ISBN: 9781434703644

Glenn Packiam is executive pastor at New Life Church, where he oversees spiritual formation and serves as the teaching pastor for NewLifeSundayNight. Glenn is also the writer of several well-known worship songs including "Your Name" and "My Savior Lives." He is the author of Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith and Butterfly in Brazil: How Your Life Can Make a World of Difference. Glenn and his family live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


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    Digital list price: $14.99
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