Matthew 5

Redeeming our Thoughts: Part 1 (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

Redeeming our Thoughts: Part 1 (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

In the first of 2 sermons, we do some thinking about thinking. What goes on in our minds as we process information, form ideas, and generate images? And what are some of the ways our thoughts become corrupted and in need of redemption?

How We Should Read the Old Testament (2 Timothy 3:14-17)

How We Should Read the Old Testament (2 Timothy 3:14-17)

Does the Old Testament have any authoritative value for the Christian? Does it even hold any relevance? And if the answers to these questions are yes, how do we discern, interpret, and apply what we read as the people of Jesus?

The Love of the Enemy (Matthew 5:43-48)

The Love of the Enemy (Matthew 5:43-48)

We try to get to the roots of why Love for someone who is hostile to us is so difficult. In order to see how we may be able to do so, we first examine how God is able to.

The Beatitudes: A Progression of Discipleship (Matthew 5:1-12)

The Beatitudes: A Progression of Discipleship (Matthew 5:1-12)

The 9 statements at the beginning of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount provide an outline of the journey of growth of a disciple of Jesus. We explore why Jesus places these statements in the order in which they appear.

Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34)

Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34)

As someone who has suffered with anxiety and its associated health problems and phobias at points in my life, I know that the healing process must be approached from multiple angles. It is not just an issue of not enough faith. But the Scriptures provide some amazing insights into anxiety recovery and daily stress management. We explore.

Reconciliation: Whose Responsibility? (Matthew 18:15-22)

Reconciliation: Whose Responsibility? (Matthew 18:15-22)

When a rift in a relationship occurs, who is responsible for taking the initiative and extending the olive branch? We look at 2 texts (Matthew 5 and Matthew 18) to discuss multiple scenarios...all of which come back to you, whether you are at fault or not.