It’s time to be salty saints and bright-light believers.
Text: Matthew 5:13-16
If we believe in Jesus at all, we must say to our enemies, “I love you. I would rather die than hate you.”
Text: Matthew 5:43-45
If you feel the heavy weight of God hammering down on you, rest assured that nothing is being wasted. In the end, God will be glorified, and you will be more beautiful than you ever dreamed possible.
Text: Matthew 5:4Sermon Series: Keep Believing
You find out what you really believe when others mistreat you. Sometimes the real test of your faith is what you don’t do.
Text: Matthew 5:11Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
We aren’t called to save the world. But we are called to make a difference. We can’t do everything. But we can do something. And what we can do, we ought to do. That’s what being salt and light is all about.
Text: Matthew 5:13-16Sermon Series: Beatitudes (Matthew 5)
Some of us need to consider this beatitude very carefully. It’s not that’s we’ve said anything against Jesus. We really haven’t said anything at all. We’ve gone along and gotten along. We’re whittled down the sharp edges of our faith so we’re no longer like square pegs in round holes. Some of us “fit” too snugly in the holes of the world.
Text: Matthew 5:10-12Sermon Series: Beatitudes (Matthew 5)
Our Lord is on a recruiting mission this morning. He’s looking for a few volunteers to join God’s Peace Corps. He’s looking for a few good men and a few good women who will spread God’s peace all over the world. There is so much war, so much strife, so much pain in the world. That’s means there is plenty of work for you to do. Every tiny step receives God’s blessing! How do you get involved in the world? Be a peacemaker!
Text: Matthew 5:9Sermon Series: Beatitudes (Matthew 5)
God’s word will make you pure and holy. But water can’t make you clean until you get in the bathtub. In the same way the word of God can purify your heart but you’ve got to take a bath daily in the water of the word. Blessed are the pure in heart … for they shall see God.
Text: Matthew 5:8Sermon Series: Beatitudes (Matthew 5)
God calls us to follow in his steps. The world may not reward you for showing mercy. Show it anyway. Your friends may take advantage of you. Have mercy anyway. You may be scorned and mocked as a softie. Better that you be thought too soft than to have a hard heart.
Text: Matthew 5:7Sermon Series: Beatitudes (Matthew 5)
So many of us have filled our hearts with the junk food of the world. No wonder we are so unhappy. No wonder we jump from one job to another and from relationship to another. We have full stomachs and empty hearts! Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Are you hungry? Are you thirsty? If you are, you can be filled. This is the promise of God to hungry hearts and thirsty souls.
Text: Matthew 5:6Sermon Series: Beatitudes (Matthew 5)