Category Archives: Sermon on the Mount

How to pray…

Prayed three times a day by early Christians. Continue reading

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Hungry and thirsty people

While it may seem paradoxical to declare anyone blessed who is hungry and thirsty, we need to recall that these people don’t hunger and thirst for just anything.  Continue reading

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Blessed are the merciful

What did Jesus mean by “Blessed are the merciful”? Continue reading

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Rain on the just and the unjust?

What did jesus mean that God “makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). Continue reading

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Blessed are the persecuted?

Here are people declared by our Lord to be “blessed” when they are insulted, persecuted and falsely maligned with all kinds of evil against them. How unusual for them to be commanded to, “Rejoice and be glad!”
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Two builders and a storm

As Jesus concluded his teaching – being the master teacher – He used a picture of two builders: One wise and one foolish. Continue reading

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Are you poor in Spirit?

Jesus described those who will inhabit heaven – the poor in spirit.

But who are the poor in spirit? 

Don’t miss Lloyd-Jones excellent and convicting definition of a person who is poor in spirit! Continue reading

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The secret place with God

“If we are unwilling to change, we will abandon prayer as a noticeable characteristic of our lives.” Continue reading

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Responding to unjust treatment (6 truths)

I can tell you from personal experience that it is an amazing experience to be set free from the animosity that leads to revenge. Of course, it can be a painful and prolonged process when you suffer unjustly. Yet it … Continue reading

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Did Jesus preach the gospel?

At the National Conference for the Gospel Coalition, a panel of leaders (Tim Keller, John Piper, D. A. Carson and Kevin DeYoung) answered a question about whether Jesus preached the gospel.  As I listened, I wanted to ask one of them … Continue reading

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