Extreme Righteousness Jesus was in constant conflict with the religious rulers as to the intent of the Law. The problem was not the Law. It was the purpose of the Law. They were misusing the Law to establish a righteousness based on self-effort instead of allowing its perfect and holy demands to drive them to the
I’ve come not to destroy but to fulfill The Sermon on the Mount progresses from one truth to the next. Jesus stated emphatically His followers were the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Our lives impact the world in a powerful way when we let Him express Himself through us.
You are the light of the world Last week we looked at the incredible statement, “We are the salt of the earth.” Today we are going to look to how Jesus continues the theme of who we are in Him and how that affects the world we live in. It is absolutely critical we understand we
The Salt of the Earth Jesus makes a statement here that tells us a great deal about His followers and the world they live in – and it comes immediately after the promise of persecution! When the world persecutes you don’t forget who you are. You are the salt of the earth! A little salt
Blessed are the Persecuted Whether we like it or not, there is conflict between the follower of Jesus and the world. We must expect to be persecuted if we are living as God wants us to live. But we can be sure our suffering is not due to our own