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… ]
Today we’re celebrating the greatest day in history – Easter Day – the day that God defeated death, and brought his son Jesus back to life! But we’ve got a double celebration today, because four people are being baptised as a sign of their decision to follow Jesus as Lord. So if it’s such a [ 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… ]
We’re still in our journey through the best sermon you’ve ever heard – Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. But now we’re past the “introduction”, the Beatitudes, and Jesus starts looking at what it means to live in God’s Kingdom from a different angle. In today’s passage, Jesus tells his followers something quite startling about who [ more… ]
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness”, says Jesus as he gets to the end of the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount. He goes on: “Rejoice and be glad!” He makes it sound almost as though we should look forward to persecution – how can that be? And what does that mean [ more… ]
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