Secret Giving

Secret Giving The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were looked up to because they took their religion seriously. What we call the Sermon on the Mount was Jesus addressing their wrong attitudes and actions. They were most certainly devout but they missed the heart of God. They focused on an external righteousness and life by showing

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Perfect

Perfect Try to remember that the Sermon on the Mount wasn’t given as a new, revised law system or way of living. It was to show religious performers they were in desperate need of a Savior. Now, how do we become like Jesus? His message reveals the futility of our human effort thus we are

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A Different Kind of Loving

A Different Kind of Loving   Jesus calls His followers to a counter-cultural way of living.  He calls us to love our enemies just as He loves His enemies.  He didn’t love us because we befriended Him.  He loved us in our sin.  He loved us when we had made ourselves his enemies.   Matthew

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A Good Father

A Good Father   Matthew 5:45 “that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sunrise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”    that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; Unless Jesus transforms our lives and lives His life

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Loving Your Enemies

Loving Your Enemies   Oswald Chambers had a powerful observation in relation to this passage. “We live in two universes: the universe of common sense, in which we come in contact with things by our senses, and the universe of revelation, with which we come in contact by faith.”  We are a spiritual people called

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