Sermon on the Mount: Salt
Followers of Jesus we are the salt of the earth. Left on our own humanity lives in darkness, is tasteless and decays. Jesus gives a new way to be human and his way preserves adds flavor and influences.
Sermon on the mount: Light
Jesus says we are the light of the world. Shine your light in a darkened world, and walk in the confidence that you're not alone. Christ is in you. Don't hide from this world. Shine your light.
Sermon on the Mount: Torah
The Torah is a narrative of God establishing a covenant relationship with a group of people and explaining how they should live. The Law is part of the Torah, so what does Jesus mean when He states He will fulfill the Torah?
The Jesus story wk 1: Lens Matters
See everything and everyone through the Kingdom Lens.
The Jesus story wk 2: Follow
Jesus invites us into a relationship that is active participation not passive observation.
The Jesus story wk 3: ME
Do we understand Jesus' true identity? Matthew gives us a great portrait of Jesus' identity.
The Jesus Story wk 4: Fishing
Jesus wants to do something in us for us. He also wants to do something through us for others.
The Jesus Story Wk 5
Jesus' teachings launches an assault on the consciousness of our society. Jesus challenges our society structures that make our realities even possible. Matthew 4:23-25 explains how Jesus reputation spread as He taught, preached and healed.
The Jesus Story wk 6
The sermon on the mount is the most popular and least obeyed of Jesus' teachings.
The jesus story wk 7: Tom Cochran
We are Jesus' plan A. There is no plan B.
THe Jesus Story wk 8: Mercy
We all know someone who deserves judgement and punishment. Jesus challenges us to show mercy. His people should be defined by mercy.
The Jesus Story wk 9: Pure heart
Being the presence of Jesus purifies us.
The Jesus story wk 10: persecuted
This teaching is a 'hard sell' Jesus teaches us. He doesn't bait and switch His followers. We shouldn't be surprised when persecution happens. Jesus tells us how we should respond when it comes. His response might surprise us, however.