Sermon On the Mount

Christ, Our Solid Foundation

Matthew 7:24-29, “24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been...

The Necessity of Faith-Filled Obedience

Matthew 7:24-27, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on...

Word and Deed

“I never knew you. Depart from me” I can’t imagine more fearful words coming out of the mouth of Jesus. To believe that you are on good terms with God only to find out at the judgment day that your faith was all pretense? It is a horrifying thought to think these...

A Narrow Gate; a Hard Way

Matthew 7:12-14, “12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this...

The Goodness of Our Father

Matthew 7:7-11, “7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will...

Don’t Be Anxious

Don’t Be Anxious

Matt. 6:25-34, “25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither...

The Telling Tale of Your Wealth

The Telling Tale of Your Wealth

Today, I would ask you to consider the question: Where are you spending yourself for that which does not profit? A close examination of where you expend the most energy, time and resources will reveal quickly what you prize the most. For some of us, this can be such a...

When You Fast

When You Fast

Matthew 6:16-18, “16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,...

Forgiveness and the Child of God

Forgiveness and the Child of God

Matthew 6:14-15, “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” God’s gifts to His children require something of them. As...

Prayer and Temptation

Prayer and Temptation

Matthew 6:13 “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” In verse 12 Jesus taught His disciples to ask for forgiveness when they have broken their relationship with the Father. Because God forgives us, we are to be forgiving toward others. Being...

Forgiven by Christ to Forgive Others

Forgiven by Christ to Forgive Others

Matthew 6:12,  “and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Jesus’ main idea in His teaching on prayer is that prayer is about God. Prayer is God-centered because it is communion with Him, it is one way His children develop and strengthen their...