October 14, 2021

The Beatitudes: Descriptive, not Prescriptive

Let’s jump into the beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Jesus begins with the Beatitudes – a most confusing set of … what? Laws? Ways we must act to be blessed? Prescriptions for Christian attitudes and behavior?  No. Not at all.  These statements by Jesus are descriptive, not prescriptive. They describe what […]
October 7, 2021

Is Jesus Reliable?

I am seeking to impress upon you the good news that Jesus has brought the Kingdom of God directly to you … to be lived in the here and the now. This good news permeated all of his teaching. But as we read and study his opening salvo – his Sermon on the […]
September 30, 2021

Let’s Make a Deal

As we dive into the Sermon on the Mount it will be helpful to ask and answer a very specific question: Do you believe what Jesus believed?1 Notice I am not asking if you believe in Jesus. I am asking a […]
September 23, 2021

In the Flow of the Kingdom River

“Repent for the kingdom of heaven has come.” (Matthew 4:17)  Last week we started a deep dive study into the Sermon on the Mount. I hope you will join us. I think you will see Jesus’ sermon in a fresh, new […]

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