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sermon: When You Pray Matthew 6:5-8

Truth Taught- God desires our prayers to be genuine and sincere not for the purpose of being seen by others Introduction Last time I told you that we have entered into another section of our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount.  This section was marked…

Sermon: Practicing Your Righteousness Before God Matthew 6:1-4

Truth Taught- Do not practice your righteousness for the praise of men but for the glory of God.  Introduction As we work our way through the Sermon on the Mount we discover another piece of the puzzle pointing to the superior righteousness that Jesus…

Sermon: Love the Lord Your God with All Your Heart Matthew 5:43-48

Truth Taught- We are called to love God with all our heart  and our neighbor as ourselves  Introduction For the last 5 weeks or so we’ve been looking at the false interpretations of God’s Law by the Scribes and Pharisee of ancient Judaism.  Literally, how…

Sermon: God’s Glory is Far More Important Than Our Rights Matthew 5:38-42

Truth Taught- Christ’s followers must never resort to revenge but trust God in all things. Introduction The section we come to today is, as many have called it, the highest point of Christian counter culture.  If you remember from the Beatitudes that they are Jesus’…

Sermon: To Tell the Truth is Better Than Making a Vow or Swearing and Oath Matthew 5:33–37

Truth Taught- Christians must be people who are honest and tell the truth Introduction We’ve been looking together, over the past few weeks, at Jesus’ comments in the Sermon on the Mount concerning God’s law. We’ve discovered that His followers are to be characterized…

Sermon: Purity in Thought and Deed Matthew 5:27-32

Truth Taught- Jesus is concerned with the genuine purity of His followers. Introduction If Jesus were to give us His truth taught for the rest of Chapter 5 it would probably be verse 20. Matthew 5:20 (ESV) 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness…

Sermon: The Antidote for Anger Matthew 5:21-26

Truth Taught- The 6th Commandment is far more reaching than murder.  It also includes being angry with someone else. Introduction Last week we saw Jesus build a wonderful case on how His coming affected the Old Testament Law of God.  His words, I did…

Sermon: Jesus Came to Fulfill the Law Matthew 5:17-20

Truth Taught- Christians must seek to understand and by faith live by God’s law. Introduction There are many debates today, as in Jesus’ day, about the Law of God.  Should the Christian seek to live according to the Law of God?  Is the Law…

Sermon: Putting the Beatitudes to Use Matthew 5:13-16

Truth Taught-  We are called to influence society by being salt and light. Introduction The Beatitudes of Jesus have shown us the essential character of a Christian.  We are to be all those things our Lord told us about.  There is a tension with each of these character…

Sermon: All Who Live Like Jesus Will Be Persecuted Matthew 5:10-12

Truth Taught-As we seek to imitate Christ we will be persecuted because He was persecuted.  Truth Taught-As we seek to imitate Christ we will be persecuted because He was persecuted.  Matthew 5:10–12 (ESV)  10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs…