Tag Archives: Matthew 5

What Jesus Said

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

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Law and Prophets

Jesus came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets. Then we move into a long list of commandments with a twist.

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Salt and Light

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

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Light of the World

Jesus has come into the world and nothing will ever be the same. Light shined into darkness. Where Jesus is there is life and light; where Jesus is not there is only darkness and  death. “Let your light so shine … Continue reading

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Love Your Enemies

February 21st     |     text: Matthew 5 This is the first sermon in the Things Jesus Said series. We will study some of the parables, teachings and sermons of Jesus for the next four weeks leading up … Continue reading

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Salt of the Earth, Light of the World

November 1, 2015     |     text: Matthew 5:13-16 Salt and light. I thought to myself “Surely I’ve preached on this before.” I looked back through the archives of the church website. I mentioned it in a newspaper … Continue reading

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