Author: Tim Ekno

An Eye for an Eye

An Eye for an Eye   When you go through the Sermon on the Mount keep in mind Jesus was showing the Pharisee’s the full impact of the Law.  They had perverted the Law’s meaning and made it a means of attaining self-righteousness.  The purpose of the Law is to drive us to Christ and

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To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth   We live in a world where truth is scarce.  Our society is built on mistruths and half-truths, which cause the concept of truth to decay.  Truth is essential to a healthy society.  Courts of law require people to swear on the Bible to tell the truth, the whole truth and

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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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