Prepare to be amazed again at the wisdom of Jesus, The truth upside down! Here is another tough teaching to swallow and apply, Jesus tells us next in Matthew 5:40, “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” That just sounds dandy, however, Jesus ca
In Matthew 5:39, Jesus goes on to say, “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person.” I know what you are thinking, this is easier said than done. I am always AMAZED at what Jesus teaches because it is revolutionary, because it fly’s in the face of the world and the teaching of th
We must always remember that Jesus came to “fulfill” the Law of God–not abolish it. Jesus came to show us what God really meant because we just plain get it wrong so very often! You’ve heard an “‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’, but what does that really mean? Join me once
Jesus lived in some very tough times. In one way or another we struggle through tough times. In the coming days we are going to talk about a “THIRD WAY” of dealing with the pressures of this world. The first way is passivity, the second is retaliation–the THIRD way is with the wisd
A friend yesterday made this statement in response to our last post and asked me to explain further Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:31-32: “Having had a 3-year ‘practice marriage’ prior to my 32-year ‘life marriage’ I have always been uncomfortable with this passage.
In our last discussion Jesus elevated our minds beyond what we could easily accept, to a higher standard that stretched our hearts. Today we will go even deeper into the teachings of Jesus, teachings that may make some of us uncomfortable because these concepts often run contradictory to our world.