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… ]
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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