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  • You "Are" The Salt You "Are" The Light (Short Homily)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Mar 12, 2015
    based on 135 ratings

    You "Are" The Salt You "Are" The Light! It does not state you could be the Salt or the light. It does not say you should be the salt and the light. It says you "are". It is a promise!

    Our reading from Matthew near the beginning .....of Jesus' most famous..... sermon,...... "The Sermon on the Mount." In our text, .....Jesus called his followers well as us this the highest standards .....of conduct. (Pause) He challenged us "turn the more

  • The Real Deal

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Feb 4, 2011
    based on 317 ratings

    Far to many times I have heard someone share that they know someone who says they are a Christian, but their life is impure. It literally destroys the witness of Christ when believers do not live out their faith. So, are you the real deal?

    Dr. Evan Kane was the chief surgeon of Kane Summit Hospital in New York City. He had practiced his specialty for 37 years. Over the course of time he came to question the wisdom of using general anesthesia for every surgery. He believed people would recover quicker if they only had local more

  • Be Authentic / You Are The Salt Of The Earth

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Feb 12, 2011
    based on 281 ratings

    When Jesus says:"You are the salt of the earth." Jesus is saying "Be Authentic." Be the Real Deal! Beloved, an inconsistent lifestyle repels people from the church. So, how authentic is your walk? We may be the only Bible that our neighbor may ever see.

    Our Gospel reading this morning from Matthew is near the beginning of Jesus most famous sermon, The Sermon on the Mount. In this message, Jesus called his followers to the highest standards of conduct. (Pause) He challenged us to "turn the other cheek." He commanded us to love our enemy, more

  • Poking Holes In The Darkness / Salt & Light

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jan 31, 2017
    based on 54 ratings

    A Secret discipleship does not exist in God's kingdom. Either secrecy destroys discipleship, or discipleship destroys secrecy. Salt in a shaker or a light hidden makes no impact. You are called to poke holes in the darkness. (5 additional illustrations)

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are four Scripture readings prior to the Message. Today's assigned readings are: Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 112:1-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 and Matthew 5:13-20. A quiet forest dweller ... lived in the mountains ... high above ... a Swiss village more

  • Choosing To Do The Right Thing

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Apr 16, 2012
    based on 13 ratings

    A look at various approaches to making ethical decisions.

    When I taught an ethics course, as an adjunct, at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, I started the class by talking about the fact that moral decisions are at times exceedingly complex. Black and white categories do not work very well in the real stuff of life. To demonstrate this I used an more

  • Salt & Light

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Feb 6, 2011
    based on 13 ratings

    1. Jesus was telling us not to live for the kingdom of the world, but the Kingdom of God. 2. Jesus is saying that we play an important role in the life of the world as salt and light. 3. Jesus was talking about a new way of obedience.

    It is no accident that Jesus talked about us being salt and light immediately after he spoke the Beatitudes. It is in learning how to think as Jesus thought and live as he lived in submissions to God, that we become agents of healing and light in the world. It is when we live as people who do not more

  • Matthew 5 - Part 11 - Quick, I Think I Need A Lawyer! Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 31, 2009
    based on 9 ratings

    When it comes to the law, I am not merely an in-law (one whose relationship with God is based on a set of rules and regulations) or an outlaw (one who wants to live outside the law). I need a lawyer!

    Matthew 5 - Part 11 - I think I need a lawyer? I once went to court on behalf of young mother with an intellectual disability. She was a difficult person and the Department of Children’s Services had decided, in their wisdom, to apply the letter of the law and take away her child. It was my task more

  • Live Like A King

    Contributed by Paul Shafit on Aug 14, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Make the beattitudes your way of life

    Live Like A King Matthew 5:3-48 The Sermon On The mount Is one of the most often preached and professed of all Scripture passages, but is among the least practiced. One reason is that though many say they live by its more

  • 24:6 The Why Of Rules Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jul 21, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    What did Jesus mean when he said that the law would not pass away?

    The biggest cop out for spiritual failure and the most common excuse for deliberate sinfulness are these words "I’m not under law but under grace!" and with those seven words we seek to absolve ourselves of any spiritual responsibility we might have for our behaviour. And when we are confronted more

  • Let Your Light Shine Before Men

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Feb 14, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    Epiphany 5(A) - Let your light shine before men so that the world may praise your Father in heaven and also see Christ’s righteousness.

    LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN (Outline) February 4, 2007 - EPIPHANY 5 - Matthew 5:13-20 * * * * * * * * * INTRO: A quick reminder that Epiphany means appearance (or manifestation). During Epiphany we are reminded that Jesus is the Son of Mary and more

  • Straight Talk About Sex – How Far Is Too Far? Series

    Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 20, 2006
    based on 29 ratings

    Series for youth on sex and sexuality

    Straight talk about Sex – How far is too far? Gladstone Baptist Church – 11/9/05 pm Well we are at the end of our series on Straight Talk about Sex. I heard a story about another minister who was preparing to preach on sex. His wife, was a little surprised and embarrassed by the topic more

  • Jesus' Bible Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 6, 2006
    based on 145 ratings

    Old becomes new as Jesus explains how He is the fulfillment of the law and prophets...The CULMINATION of the law, APPRECIATION for the law, and INTERPRETATION of the law. [5 mistakes the Pharisees made]. Link included to free PowerPoint.

    Jesus’ Bible Matthew 5:17 Think about it: All anyone had was their Old Testament, tho’ they didn’t call it that! God’s Word is under attack today, and we are called to defend it…all of it! And that’s just what Jesus did in our text. We continue looking at the greatest sermon ever more

  • "Running With The Bulls" Series

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jun 14, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    Sermon 9 in a study in the Sermon on the Mount

    “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18 “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 “Whoever then annuls one of the least of more

  • The Beatitudes

    Contributed by Timothy Finch on Mar 14, 2006
    based on 13 ratings

    The attitudes as found in the Beatitudes.

    The Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-20 1 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them, saying: 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be more

  • Measuring Up To God's Standard

    Contributed by Greg Tabor on Oct 21, 2005
    based on 19 ratings

    You’ve got to think that the folks listening to Jesus were hoping for a replacement for the stringent Law of God that had become even more difficult to keep under the unbearable traditions of the Pharisees. I’m sure there were some great expectations. Aft

    Measuring Up to God’s Standard 7/10/05 Lighthouse Assembly of God Pastor Greg Tabor Introduction You’ve got to think that the folks listening to Jesus were hoping for a replacement for the stringent Law of God that had become even more difficult to keep under the unbearable traditions of more