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Sermon on the Mount

What does it mean to be a citizen of God's Kingdom? Jesus’ teaching, given to His disciples, describes what the life of a Christ-follower should look like.

What Does it Mean to Be a Citizen of God’s Kingdom?

What does it mean to be a citizen of God’s Kingdom? Jesus’ teaching, given to His disciples, describes what the life of a Christ-follower should look like.

The Sermon on the Mount answers the question of what it means to “seek first the kingdom of God” in our lives. Jesus’ teaching amazed those who first heard his sermon and it will amaze you as well.

Join us for this entire series as we dig into Christ’s teaching in the Sermon on the Mount.

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Righteousness Greater than that of the Religious Leaders

This week we’re going to look at a fascinating passage where Jesus says to his disciples that unless your righteousness is even greater than those of religious leaders, you can’t enter the Kingdom of God. Well, that seems to set us up for defeat, doesn’t it? How can I be better than Billy Graham? Or how can I be better than Mother Teresa? As we look at the passage, I think Jesus’ words are going to surprise us.

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Pluck Out Your Eye? Really

In Matthew 5 Jesus says something that must have certainly grabbed the attention of his audience. He says, “If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away.”

This graphic word picture still captures our attention today. But how literally we should take Jesus’ commands in this passage? Should we pluck out our eye or sever our hand if we are prone to sin?

Join us as we explore this passage and learn Jesus’ purpose for using this kind of language.

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Cross My Heart

Even as adults, it’s easy for us to slip into word games with the intent to deceive, rather than telling the truth. Interestingly, Jesus addresses that very topic in the Sermon on the Mount.

In this week’s message, we will be looking at Matthew 5:33-37 and considering Jesus’ teaching on oaths, promises, and truthfulness.

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Go the Extra Mile

Here’s a saying that we’re going to talk about in this message, “Going the extra mile.” What does Jesus mean when he says that we, as followers of Christ, have to be willing to go the extra mile?

Put simply it means this that we have to exceed the world’s expectations of us. Join us as we consider how Jesus challenges us to meet, and not just meet, but to exceed the world’s expectations.

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Doing the Right things for the Wrong Reasons

Most of us want to do the right thing. But, sometimes we need to consider the motivation behind our actions. Are we trying to do it to impress others? Are we hoping to get something in return?

So, how do we keep from doing things for the wrong reasons? Join us for this message as we consider Jesus’ teaching on motivation in Matthew 6.

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How to Be Rich

Every good parent teaches their children how to save money. But not every good parent teaches their children how to be rich.

This Sunday, we will look at Matthew 6:19-34 where Jesus teaches us how not to be rich, not just for this lifetime, but for all eternity.

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The Speck in Your Eye

Recently I went to the eye doctor because I was experiencing small specks in my eyes that blurred my vision. Well, it turns out that I’m just getting old.

But the experience reminds me very much of what Jesus said to the Pharisees. He asked them, “Why is it that you look at the specs in other people’s eyes and do not see the log that is in your eye?” This question goes directly to an issue that Jesus spoke about on the sermon on the mount.

In this message we look at the issue of judging as we continue our series on The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7.

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Why the Golden Rule Matters

In this message, we’re going to be talking about Matthew 7:12-15. In this passage, Jesus encourages his disciples to “do to others what you would have them do to you.”

Although we don’t find the term in Scripture, we often call this “The Golden Rule.” As we dive into this passage, we’ll see that Jesus uses the love of the Father as an example that you and I should follow as we seek to pursue the Golden Rule.

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Two Things

Several weeks ago we began a series in the Sermon on the Mount. This is where Christ teaches us how we can live, and how we should live, as members of His kingdom. It’s been a fun journey.

This week we’re going to conclude this series and talk about two things. Well, not two things, but two things. What I mean is we’re going to talk about two roads to gates, two types of leaders, two types of trees, and two buildings. So you see, this week we’re going to talk about two things.

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