It all comes down to this.
Over a year in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and we've only scratched the surface. Indeed, John was right: "There are many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the...read >>
As Jesus concludes His Sermon On The Mount, He clearly means for us to do some ever-necessary self-examination. Love came for our very best, that we might hear "Well done, good & faithful. Enter into the Joy of your Master." Therefore, Love warns us to consider our...read >>
In today's passage from Matthew's Gospel, Jesus concludes His Sermon On The Mount with one more graphic image to warn His beloved of the likelihood of their self-deception. Two very similar men construct two very similar looking houses, but when the same storms come...read >>
Throughout Jesus' Sermon on the Mount He has proven faithful to warn us of impending judgement. But are we heeding His warning? How? Are we truly examining our Christian faith by His Words?
Today wraps up three weeks of focus on some of the most frightening of...read >>
Completely surprised. That seems to be the reaction of those who hear Jesus declaration in Matthew 7.23: "Depart from Me, I never knew you."
Why? How can we make sure we won't? What are the main causes of self-deception? How do we ensure we aren't self-deceived?...read >>
These are some of the most frightening verses in the Scripture.
Yet should they be? Does our Lord mean to threaten, or to love, to warn, to redeem, to protect? If ignorantly headed down the pathway to hell, wouldn't you wan to know? He certainly wants us to...read >>
Last week we took a look at some of the things False Prophets will or won't teach, on other words, what they believe.
This week we take a look at the fruit of that teaching: what they be-live, the false-life of false teachers.
Are you a false prophet, a false...read >>
"Wolves in sheep's clothing." We hear that phrase a lot, but I wonder how many know its origin? Jesus Christ! On the heals of inviting His disciples into His Kingdom, He immediately warned them of the many there would be who would rather they do anything else than...read >>
This week we take another, more practical look at Jesus' Sermon On The Mount. What would He have us do with all of this information, and how?
He love us enough to get practical, to expose to us the Way, Truth & Life, to command us to Him, and to show & enable our...read >>
Ever seen the bumper sticker: "Christians aren't perfect. We're just forgiven."
Just forgiven? Really? Is that all Christ came to earth to do?
The Old Testament provided a way for man to be forgiven. But through Christ--God's once-for-all sacrificial Lamb--our...read >>
The Golden Rule: one of the most well-known sayings in religion. It's so simple, easy enough for a child to understand.
But, as we've been learning from Jesus, seeing is one thing, understanding more challenging still. But doing? truly living according to what...read >>
How's your prayer life? Could it stand some improvement? Whose couldn't?!
Are your prayers being answered? Why not?
Ever wondered what might be wrong with your prayer life? Through Christ, His disciples have been given a direct line to the Most High! So why don't...read >>
Last week Jesus took five verses to convince His disciples: "Judge not."
However this week, He seems to change course, judging some as dogs & pigs, unfit for our righteous pearls. What are we to do? How are we to understand? One thing is certain, figuring out who...read >>
If our culture needs clarification on one passage, perhaps it is today's more than any other: "Do not judge..."
Many believe that, to be truly Christian, you can't express your opinion, thoughts or convictions about anything. Is brainlessness really what Jesus has...read >>
A review of Matthew 6.read >>
Having explained to His disciples what holiness isn't--life according to the Pharisees, wasted in pursuit of self--and what holiness is--life according to Christ, eternal in pursuit of God--Jesus laid down three practical aspects of His walk & way: generosity,...read >>
Notice how Jesus begins this passage: "When you fast..." Not "If," but "when..." It is clear that our Lord simply assumes His disciples are people who, from time to time, fast.
Do you? Have you ever? Why?
Just what is fasting anyway?
We're reading more all the...read >>
"I know we're supposed to forgive everyone their sin against us, but..."
Ever heard or said that before? If we only realized what it reveals about the heart that holds tighter to sin that to its Savior.
So, is Jesus teaching a salvation by works here? That God's...read >>