Archives: November 2011

Discover what Jesus said about the dos and don'ts of making promises

We make promises to one another on a regular basis. Some commitments, like marriage, are intended to last a lifetime, while others are for a season. Let's revisit Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

A timely reminder of Jesus’ teaching in Matthew chapter 5

We say things we don’t really mean all the time. But as followers of Christ, we’re called to live a life of integrity and honesty. In Matthew chapter 5, Jesus says “Let your yes be yes and your no, no.”

Church of God in Christ Chicken Restaurant

Listen to a sermon by Discover the Word's Haddon Robinson in which he tells a parable. Did the church in this parable cross a line?

Jesus’ teaching about honesty, transparency, and living with honor

We’re all prone to stretch the truth, or even tell blatant lies. But Jesus calls us to a higher standard, one of honesty and integrity.

Words of caution on the dangers of bending the truth

Have you ever met someone who manipulates reality by telling only a half-truth? Or uses a kernel of truth to plant a lie?

Following Jesus every day of our lives!

Many Christians can point to a specific day when they accepted Jesus. But as we learn from the Sermon on the Mount, Christianity isn’t just a one-time event!

Let's look at what Jesus says about little white lies

Have you ever stretched the truth a little, to protect yourself from ridicule or just to come across a little better? How we’re to live lives of integrity!

When it’s costly to tell the truth!

In Matthew chapter 5, Jesus says, “Let your yes be yes, and your no, no.” It’s a call to honesty in our speech and actions. Consider the challenges of obeying this command.

Applying Jesus’ commands to the modern-day legal system

Read through the New Testament and it’s obvious that the culture Jesus engaged is vastly different from our own. But though the speech and customs have changed, the call to integrity and honesty in all things hasn’t.

Are you ever tempted to tell only part of the story?

Ask any parent of small children and they’ll tell you how kids are prone to compromise. Sometimes it’s telling a half-truth or hiding a stolen treasure in their pocket. But what’s true of little ones doesn’t necessarily disappear when we grow up! Join us for a lesson in honesty and integrity.

A perspective-changing discussion from the Sermon on the Mount

Strike up a conversation with a neighbor or co-worker and you’ll find that many people think of Jesus as a “good teacher.” Let's take up one of Jesus’ teachings that isn’t so easy to swallow.

Being on the receiving end of hurtful words, and how to respond in love

As children, we sang about “sticks and stones,” but as adults, we’re well aware of the pain of words, as well! So, how should Christians respond to the sting from an angry comment or a public insult?

Does Jesus call us to be strong or weak when dealing with others?

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells His followers to “turn the other cheek.” But does this mean that Christians are weak?

Find practical answers for life in the Sermon on the Mount

When you run into a legal confrontation, how should you settle it? And, when there’s a dispute, how do you make peace? In Matthew chapter 5, search for answers in the Sermon on the Mount.

Develop the attitude of going above and beyond expectations

You’ll often hear people talking about “going the second mile.” It’s a reference we don’t even think about today, but Jesus taught that generosity characterizes a Christian!