It is important to keep our attitude in check while we pray, because we are invited to speak to Creator of Heaven and Earth. We simply cannot pray to Him without reverence, or pray to impress others. But it is also important to know what should be the content of our prayer towards Him.
How can our righteousness exceed that of pharisaical righteousness in the area of giving tithes and practicing generosity toward others? Listen to the sermon to learn more on this important ethic of practicing generosity.
In the Bible, even though God opposes the proud or the one who rejects Him, God still expects His people to show love towards unbelievers because He himself is merciful and benevolent towards them. In this passage, we learn how to love unbelievers and also those people who intentionally persecute us.
In the sermon on the mount, Jesus doesn’t promote non-violence in a generic sense, because if He did, then we should oppose military force and army by all means. What does Jesus mean when He asks us to suffer evil committed against us and avoid vengeance? Listen to the sermon to learn more on this important topic.
In Matthew 5:37, Jesus says – “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” (ESV) What does that look like in our daily lives? What value do our words have, and why it matters? Listen to the sermon to learn more on this.
In this Sermon on the Mount, we learn what meekness and mourning looks like for person who is part of God’s kingdom, and why it is fitting for a believer to do so.
Bible is clear on how sin needs to be dealt with in Christian life. As we close the series on Jeremiah, we hear the final words from the prophet on what Christian life is and how we are to live it. We learn how repentance is the way to persevere in faith.
In the Bible, prophets, priests and kings have always been imperfect saviors of their own flock. Their leadership was always lacking, and the failures always pointed for a need of having a better savior. OT has always pointed to that One Perfect Savior i.e the Lord Jesus Christ. In this passage, we see how Christ fulfills the need for a better Savior and protector of His people.
What will you do when you are persecuted and your life is at stake especially because of your obedience to Jesus Christ? Most of us can try to be diplomatic and save our lives if we’re summoned by the government authorities. In this passage, God describes how a true disciple remains to faithful to Him in the midst of persecution.