It’s interesting, I believe that the thrust of the New Covenant (written on our heart) VS the Old Covenant basically (The Old Testament Law) simply boils down to doing things for the right reasons. Why do we go to church, pray, fast, get baptized or take communion? Are we simply trying to foll
What Jesus emphasized in his teaching was that honest people do not need to resort to oaths to convince someone they were being honest. It was not that they should refuse to take an oath if required by some “external authority” to do so, but that our YES should be YES and our NO should b
Our mouth can only give up what is stored up in our mind. A person whose mind is polluted with profane thoughts, a person who’s mind is focused not on God…but on themselves, finds it easy to be dishonest, because dishonesty “seemingly” often works to our benefit. I SAY– that’
These next passages from the Sermon on the Mount may seem a little puzzling on the surface because today we are often required to take oaths as a solemn duty (the oath of service for someone entering the military, an oath to tell the truth in a court of law, the Hippocratic oath doctors make, politi
In these troubling times of economic worry, job losses, daily struggles, high prices, terrorism and on and on…..we need help to discern the right things to do, the right things to do to weather these storms. Jesus shares His deepest wisdom in the Sermon on the Mount. AGAIN, he starts with the
As followers of Jesus, we take part in rites that may seem like rituals to the others. Maybe they also seem like rituals to us too. The rites of Communion and Baptism are not only rites that we participate in, they are also rites that we are called to live out each day!