Sermons (Page 6)

Deciding to Follow Jesus (Matthew 7:13-27)

Part 15 of our study on the Sermon on the Mount 13 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. 15 Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes,…

The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12)

Part 14 of our study on the Sermon on the Mount So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12

Ask, and It will be Given (Matthew 7:7-11)

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,…

Judging (Matthew 7:1-6)

Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when all the time there is a plank in…

Worry Warriors: Do Not Be Anxious (Matthew 6:25-34)

Part 11 of our study on the Sermon on the Mount 25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of…

Treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6:19-24)

Part 10 of our study on the Sermon on the Mount 19 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full…

The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-15)

Part 9 of our study on the Sermon on the Mount Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name,your kingdom come,your will be done,    on earth as it is in heaven.Give us today our daily bread.And forgive us our debts,    as we also have forgiven our debtors.And lead us not into temptation,    but deliver us from the evil one. Matthew 6:9-15

To be Seen by God or Others? (Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18)

Part 8 of our study on the Sermon on the Mount Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when…

Love Your Enemies (Matthew 5:38-48)

Part 7 of our study on the Sermon on the Mount 38 You have heard that it was said, “Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.” 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one…

But I Say to You (Matthew 5:21-48)

Part 6 of our study on the Sermon on the Mount 21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. 23 “Therefore, if…

Reconciliation (Matthew 5:21-26)

Part 5 of our study on the Sermon on the Mount 21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, “Raca,” is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. 23 Therefore, if…

Jesus Fulfilled the Law (Matthew 5:17-20)

Part 4 of our study on the Sermon on the Mount 17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches…