Tag Archives: Sermon on the Mount

Build Your House on the Rock

We recognized and tried to honor our mothers on Mother’s Day but I did not bring a Mother’s Day message this year. We have spent a number of weeks on Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount and this is the final … Continue reading

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Enter the Narrow Gate

Broad is the way that leads to destruction and there are many that go in. Enter the narrow gate. It’s not as easy, but definitely worth it.

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Ask, Seek and Knock

“Ask and it shall be given…” Would you be surprised if I told we need to consider that verse in context?

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Judging Others

Jesus’ statement to “judge not lest ye be judged” is one of the most quoted and also misused verses of scripture. People pull it out like a trump card without considering the whole counsel of God. Let’s consider this statement … Continue reading

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Do Not Worry

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

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Lay Up Treasures in Heaven

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

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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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Build Your House on the Rock

Part 3 in the Things Jesus Said series. March 6, 2016     |     text: Matthew 7 “Money is the root of all evil.” “God helps those that help themselves.” “This too shall pass.” What do all of … Continue reading

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