In Matthew 7:7-12, what does asking and receiving have to do with The Golden Rule? Why did Christ place these two themes back-to-back? This section is considered the fulcrum of the Sermon on the Mount. Clicking play will unbox the “it” we will receive if we ask, seek, or knock at the door of Christ.
The moment you step out of the box, your life is open season for the critics. And today, social media makes their jobs even easier. Even before our internet exposure Ernest Hemingway once said “Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors.” And unfortunately Christianity…
Anxiety is a joy kill—the joy of our salvation to be exact. At the surface no one knows Anxiety is bullying us into despair. It overcomes our logic and creates an alternative universe that is set opposite of our victory in Christ. Anxiety tells us “Don’t rest, there is more chaos to come”, but our…
This sermon compares us to the Israel who rejected God for an earthly king. Earthly gain was their focus, but it came with a cost. Those of us today who are apart of the New Covenant of Christ are called to make the same choice between two masters. Matthew 6:19-24 gives us an opportunity to…
What is the purpose of fasting? Why didn’t Jesus teach His disciples to fast but thought enough of the subject to thread it into his Sermon on the Mount? It’s good for us to seek clarity on this particular matter so that all the glory remains with God. This sermon is cited from Matthew 6:16-18
Lead me not into temptation.
Bread is to the body as forgiveness is to the soul.
The Son of God gave us the framework as to which we should pray. Therefore, unpacking each word and phase to follow it is important when we communicate with our Father. There are 6 petitions within this prayer, and this sermon looks begins to unbox what is directed towards God.
Christ was sure to teach us how not to pray before He taught us His framework of prayer. This sermon moves us to prepare our hearts before we address “Our Father who is in heaven”.
Matthew 6:1-4 gives a clear description of how we are to practice our righteousness. Here, Jesus focuses on our giving as a way to expose our hearts as we worship Him.