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Contributed on Dec 3, 2019
In the Beatitudes, Jesus said that those who were persecuted were blessed because great was their reward in heaven. In today's section, Jesus explains how we are to respond to those who persecute and say evil things against us-we are to love them.
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT (part 13) Matt. 5:43-48 In the Beatitudes earlier in the chapter, Jesus said that those who were persecuted were blessed because great was their reward in heaven. In today's section, Jesus explains how we are to respond to those who persecute and say evil things against ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2019
Thanksgiving is the holiday dedicated to giving thanks. But if your life isn't going very well you might think there isn't anything to be thankful for. Let's see if we can gain some perspective on why we should be thankful; not just at Thanksgiving time, but all the time.
BE THANKFUL Colossians 3:15-17 Thanksgiving is the holiday dedicated to giving thanks for things. Interestingly, the words thank and think have the same root, reminding us that thanksgiving comes from thinking about our blessings. But you may not be feeling very thankful lately. You might think ...read more
Contributed on Nov 18, 2019
Throughout the sermon on the mount, Jesus clarified misconceptions. He explained the deeper implications of the law and broadened their understanding so they could conduct themselves according to God's intentions. Today, Jesus does this regarding retaliation.
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT (part twelve) Matt. 5:38-42 Jane Vajnar writes the story about her friend's four young boys. They were always full of energy; even in church. But the sermon her minister preached on turning the other cheek got their undivided attention. The minister stressed that no ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2019
Today, Jesus deals with the issue of making promises. Let's see what we can take away from it.
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT (part eleven) Matthew 5:33-37 A pilot and his navigator had been shot down and were adrift at sea in their tiny lifeboat. After several days without food, water and any hope of rescue, the pilot began to pray. "God, you know I haven't lived a very good life. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 4, 2019
Today we deal with another sensitive subject-divorce. Jesus needed to clarify some things about this topic. Let's see what we can learn about it.
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT (part ten) Matthew 5:31-32 I don't follow country music but there was a singer back in the 70's-Tammy Wynette. Interestingly, two of her best known songs were, Stand By Your Man and D-I-V-O-R-C-E! What does that tell you? Based on a 2008 survey, one of every three ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 21, 2012
Gabriel Hurles was enjoying his sixth birthday party. He was so focused on eating his birthday cake, that he hardly noticed the giant package in the corner of the room. When another child pointed out the large gift, Gabriel ran over and began to tear off the wrapping. It wasn’t a bicycle or any of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2012
Albert Barnes’ commentary for John 1:27: “The latchet of sandals was the string or thong by which they were fastened to the feet. To unloose them was the office of a servant, and John means, therefore, that he was unworthy to perform the lowest office for the Messiah. This was remarkable humility. ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2012
“The Cave Dwellers” by Max Lucado. “Long ago, or maybe not so long ago, there was a tribe of people in a dark, cold cave. The cave dwellers would huddle together and cry against the chill. Loud and long they wailed. It was all they did. It was all they knew to do. The sounds in the cave were ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2012
THE WONDERFUL TWISTS AND TURNS Condolezza Rice said, "Life is full of surprises. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your ...read more
Contributed on Feb 27, 2012
THE BEGINNING OF MARILYN MANSON Brian Warner started going to church with a friend years ago. Brian was a skinny pizza faced nerdy looking kid that nobody liked. He was also a loner who looked out of place most of the time. The youth group took a trip to an amusement park one weekend and ...read more