7:24-29 A Final Challenge

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We conclude the Sermon on the Mount with some of Jesus’ most searching word. What is the quality of the foundation upon which your life is built? Matthew 7:24-29 24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and …

7:13-23 A Final Warning

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As we come to the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives us a clear warning to ensure that we take this teaching seriously. This section of the sermon is an exhortation to apply everything we have learned already. Matthew 7:13-23 13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads …

7:7-12 Doubt Not

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Pastor Daniel teaches about the promises that Jesus makes to us regarding prayer. Through prayer we are enabled to see the Sermon on the Mount become a reality in our lives. Matthew 7:7-12 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks …

7:1-6 Judge Not

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What did Jesus mean when he said, “Judge not.” Pastor Eric walks through a pretty straight forward text that points to a not so straight forward issue in our hearts. Matthew 7:1-6 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do …

6:25-34 Trust Your Father

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Jesus gives us a remedy for the worry and anxiety we so often face in life. Matthew 6:25-34 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the …

6:19-24 Know Your Master

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Jesus made sure his hearers understood that investing in eternity was infinitely wiser than investing in earthly treasures. Our hearts are tied directly to our treasure, so where we invest makes all the difference in the world. Matthew 6:19-24 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for …

6:16-18 Fasting Like Jesus

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What is fasting anyway? Why would we want to not eat, and what does not eating have to do with my Christian life? Find out in this sermon from Matthew 6. Matthew 6:16-18 16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, …

6:5-15 Praying Like Jesus

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Prayer is the most central expression of the Christian life. In prayer, we are acknowledging that we need God to work in ways that we cannot. Even in a moment of such trust and submission, sin crouches close by. Pastor Eric shares both the warnings and encouragements that we need to hear as we approach prayer. Matthew 6:5-15 5 “And when …

6:1-4 Giving Like Jesus

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Are you seeking to be justified by praise, by pride, or by faith? Learning about how we give to help others can help us answer that question. Matthew 6:1-4 1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you …

5:43-48 Tough Love

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It can be hard to love others sometimes. It can be even harder to love our enemies. But that is what Jesus commands us to do. How is this high calling even possible? The answer is found in the gospel. Matthew 5:43-48 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to …