All through Matthew chapter 5 (the first part of the Sermon on the Mount, which we’ve been looking at in this series), Jesus has been talking about a way of living which is clearly only achievable with God’s help and power. Now in chapter 6, we see something quite different – very practical disciplines which, [ more… ]
Sex is a topic that, in church, seems either to be avoided altogether, or talked about in very negative ways. But today we’re going to see what Jesus has to say about this in his Sermon on the Mount, as we continue our series looking at the Inside Out kingdom of God that he was [ more… ]
Sometimes we think we’ve got everything sorted out – for ourselves, for those we love, maybe even for God. Then some idiot comes along and does something that messes it all up. Aaarggh! Today we’re looking at what Jesus has to say in the Sermon on the Mount about anger, and what place that has [ more… ]
What’s the relationship between Grace and Law? Another try at getting our heads around this important and exciting (but sometimes quite hard to understand) question, based on what Jesus says about his fulfilment of the law in Matthew 5. This is part of our series working through the Sermon on the Mount.
What does a good life look like – what the Bible calls a “righteous” life? Surely that’s nothing to do with the Jewish law – after all, Jesus came to free us from the law, didn’t he? Let’s see what Jesus had to say about that, as we continue our series working through the Sermon [ more… ]
Being a “peacekeeper” sounds like one of the least contentious of the Beatitudes – but is there more to it than meets the eye? As we continue in our series looking at Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, in which he announced the arrival of God’s upside down, life changing Kingdom, we’re still in Jesus’ “introduction” [ more… ]
As we continue in our series looking at Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, in which he announced the arrival of God’s upside down, life changing Kingdom, we’re still in Jesus’ “introduction” to the sermon, the section known as the Beatitudes. Today we’re going to explore what it means to be pure in heart, and what [ more… ]
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