Author: Tim Ekno

Marriage and Divorce

Marriage and Divorce   This is the kind of subject that preachers tend to avoid; however, you can’t be an honest teacher and preacher of the word and shy at such difficulties.  We have to remember that Jesus was teaching those who were under the law the futility of trying to live under its full

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Tearing and Cutting

Tearing and Cutting It’s important to remember Jesus wasn’t establishing a new law system for mankind to achieve righteousness but showing them their desperate need for mercy.  The religious of Jesus’ day distorted the application of the Law – they thought it was achievable and were filled with self-righteousness.  It was as if He was

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Lust and Adultery

Lust and Adultery In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus shows us the absolute impossibility of anyone being justified through self-effort.  The demands of the Law were never given to make us righteous but to show us our sin and need for a Savior.  Jesus tells us that to hate is the same as murder

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Working for Reconciliation

Working for Reconciliation  The Lord has a lot to say about our relationships.  It seems easy to feel justified in our positions but a key element of the gospel is that grace changes how we relate to one another.  How we relate to others flows from our relationship with God.  We are called to love

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Anger & Murder

Anger & Murder As we go through the Sermon on the Mount it’s important to remember that Jesus wasn’t laying down a new way of living but showing them that the purpose of the Law, which was to reveal their need for a Savior.  The Pharisees had altered and redefined the Law so it was

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