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Sep 3, 2017 Choose Your Reward Matthew 6:1-18 – Hypocrite is a word that no one wants to be called. A hypocrite is a person who pretends to be something they are not; an actor. Jesus, in this passage, adds an additional dimension to the meaning: It Listen Download
Aug 27, 2017 Reluctant Missionaries We are happy to have Greg Willson, church planter in Manchester, England, join us today. Listen Download
Aug 20, 2017 Affection Poured Out John 17 – Every day we are met with the reality in our culture of a widening racial divide. Communities across this country are wracked with violence and hatred and racial tensions seem to increase the more we talk about them. Listen Download
Aug 13, 2017 Just Like Dad Matthew 5:43-48 – German pastor and anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, “In the New Testament our enemies are those who harbor hostility against us… The Christian must treat his enemy as a brother, and requite his hostility with love. His behavior must Listen Download
Aug 6, 2017 No Personal Retaliation Matthew 5:38-42 – Dr. Martin Luther King was known for his non-violent protests and his sermons about answering hate with love. One sermon that he wrote from a Georgia jail was based on Matthew 5. In it he said: “My friends, Listen Download
Jul 30, 2017 A Simple Yes or No Matthew 5:33-37 – Just as Jesus spoke about the value of marriage into a culture that did NOT value it, so Jesus now speaks of credibility (i.e. word keeping) into a culture that, very much like ours, had no intention of Listen Download
Jul 23, 2017 The Value of Marriage Matthew 5:31-32 – It may surprise you to learn that the religious leaders in first century Judaism didn’t have an especially high view of marriage. Just as they had missed God’s heart regarding adultery, they also missed God’s heart regarding the value Listen Download
Jul 16, 2017 Love in the Form of a Warning Matthew 5:27-30 – In spite of our human abilities to reform our lives, Christ drills down to the heart of the matter, our internal sinful nature. Jesus lovingly warns his hearers that sin leads to eternal destruction and that we must Listen Download
Jul 9, 2017 Bloodless Homicide Matthew 5:21-26 – The scribes and Pharisees restricted commandments and extended permissions; Jesus reversed both. In this example, Jesus says that anger and contempt destroy just as murder does. Click here to download the sermon outline (PDF). Listen Download
Jul 2, 2017 Jesus, Christians, and the Bible Matthew 5:17-20 – The introduction to Jesus’ Sermon is over; now he moves into the main body of teaching – teaching that contains some shocking contradictions to the common religious teaching of his day. His maverick style had led many Listen Download