Tag Archives: Sermon on the Mount

In Jesus’ Words: The Two Foundations (Matthew 7:24-29)

(tree uprooted from a tornado that passed by our house) The foundation of a home is rarely noticed unless there is a problem.  But it makes all the difference.  At the end of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, he gives … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: Enter through the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-23)

(one of the most photographed gates ~ built in 1888 in  St. Augustine, Florida) We live in an age of mob mentality and contradictions.  We, as a nation, cry out that all lives matter, which indeed they do, yet many will blindly follow a crowd by destroying and burning property … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: Keep Asking, Searching, Knocking (Matthew 7:7-12 )

This has always been one of my favorite pictures.  I like it so much that I have a print of it hanging in my living room.  The picture doesn’t draw a lot of attention, but its presence is always there – quietly yearning, … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: Do Not Judge (Matthew 7:1-6)

Do not judge…. this is not my favorite part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  It is one of the most misused and misquoted passages in the Bible.  People often like to use it as a “Get out of jail free” card.  It’s the … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: Seek first the kingdom of God (Matthew 6:16-34)

Jesus genuinely cared about people.  No one could accuse him of not caring.  He never asked the crowds for their money.  He was never self-serving.  He was not political.  He did speak as someone who had authority, but that is the only thing he could … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: What is Prayer? (Matthew 6:9-15)

Prayer is the most powerful thing we have. It is the only thing, where we have a direct, immediate and continuous voice to God in Heaven.  It’s a two-way communication. Prayer is also a special privilege to Believers in Jesus Christ.  Jesus intercedes on … Continue reading

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In Jesus’ Words: How to give and pray in secret (Matthew 6:1-8)

  It’s been an incredibly hard week.  I’m sure we’ve all had a week or two like this… It starts out normal, with the usual routines and the usual hello’s, and the promise of making plans – a party to attend, a get-together … Continue reading

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