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Cause-Killing, Precious Plucking

Matthew 5.27-30
Nov 22nd 2015

In Deuteronomy & Leviticus, God clearly states that self-inflicted mutilation, harm or 'cutting' is strictly forbidden. So then how is it that--in today's portion of the Sermon On The Mount--Jesus commands us to 'cut off a hand' or 'pluck out an eye'? Is >>

adultery, affair, eye, hand, heart, lust, purity, right, sex, sexual sin, sin
Lust, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Why Be Good?

Matthew 5.17-20
Nov 1st 2015

So, should we keep the law? Is that something I need to do?

These are a couple of the questions I've been so happy to hear from our South Church family these last couple of weeks. In some way, they can all be summed up in this one:

"If only God can save me, and >>

abide, godliness, holiness, obedience, obey, Pharisees, purity, righteousness, self-righteousness, trust, truth
holiness, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

He Disciplines The One He Loves

Hebrews 12.5-17
Sep 20th 2015

None of us are what we should be.

Neither are we now what we will be!

The process isn't completed until we see Him, BUT it doesn't wait to begin then. It begins now! And don't you want it to? Aren't you sick of the sin & destruction & death?

I'm afraid many >>

church, church discipline, direction, discipleship, faithfulness, fellowship, love, membership, purity, sin, truth
church discipline, discipleship, love

Happy Are The Pure In Heart

Matthew 5.8
Aug 9th 2015

Only the 'pure in heart' are happy. Ugh! What about the rest of us?

That realization of grief is exactly where the road to 'pure in heart' begins.

We begin with a bit of a summary of where the Master has taken us so far. The terrain of the first three >>

happy, holiness, hope, purity, righteousness, seeing God
Beatitudes, Matthew, Sermon On Mount

The Patience & Persistence of God

Genesis 20
Aug 4th 2013

Has the Lord ever faithfully yanked back on your chain? Perhaps He sovereignly let it out just far enough to remind you of your great need of Him, of your sin, bringing you to repentance again.

If that sounds familiar, you're in good company with >>

Abimelech, Abraham, grace, humility, intercession, marriage, ministry, prayer, purity, repentance, Sarah, sin, sovereign
Genesis, grace, sovereignty