Author Archives: Clark Bunch
We continue today in the Sermon on the Mount and finish Matthew 6. Think of not worrying as practicing a spiritual discipline. It’s something we have to be consciously aware of and perhaps work hard at. It worry is a … Continue reading
The resurrection is recorded in all four Gospel accounts, we will read today from Luke 24. Here is a link to He Is Risen, an Easter Poem.
Due to the threat of severe weather, expected during our regular morning worship hour, Sunday School and 11 AM service have been cancelled for Sunday, March 28th. We look forward to worshiping together on Easter Sunday like we could not … Continue reading
Part 5 in the Sermon on the Mount series. We need to understand the command to lay up treasures in heaven in the context of what has just come before in Jesus’ sermon. The first half of chapter 6 has … Continue reading
Part 4 in the Sermon on the Mount Series. The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6 is part of a larger discourse on not doing things the way others do them which includes giving, praying and fasting. Click here to read … Continue reading
There are several passages in Matthew 5 that begin with Jesus saying “You have heard… but I say to you…” Jesus is not compelling his audience to do a better job keeping the commandments. He has an entirely different motivation … Continue reading
Jesus came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets. Then we move into a long list of commandments with a twist.
The Sermon on the Mount exemplifies the teaching and preaching ministry of Jesus. He speaks to several different topics but we also learn some things about the nature of his ministry. We start with the Beatitudes and his commands to … Continue reading
After his baptism, Jesus went into the wilderness and fasted for forty days. He was tempted by Satan and we can learn a few things from the encounter. Note: I mentioned a warning given to Cain in Genesis that “sin … Continue reading
During a wedding feast Jesus performed his first miracle recorded in the Gospels. Jesus did not perform signs and wonders on command and he never did miracles in an attempt to prove who he was.