Extreme Righteousness

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

Read More

I Came to Fulfill the Law

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. 

Read More

You are the Light of the World

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

Read More

You are the Salt of the Earth

  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

Read More

Blessed are the Persecuted

      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

Read More
1 2 3 4 14