Well, here’s the bad news, we’re all sinners. Everyone has broken God’s law and deserves the appropriate consequences! But hang on, ’cause there’s good news as well!
If your nose doesn’t run and your throat doesn’t itch, there’s no reason to see a doctor. It’s only when you know that you’re sick that you look for a remedy!
According to the world’s standards, we may seem like decent people. But if we gauge ourselves according to Jesus’ standards, we’ll find we badly miss the mark! take a hard look at Jesus’ criteria for righteousness in the Sermon on the Mount.
Just as toddlers push the limits of their parents’ rules, as children of God we tend to look for loopholes in the Law to get our own way. A study of Jesus’ teaching in Luke chapter ten.
Jesus said the kingdom of God was at hand. And yet, centuries later, we’re still praying the words of the Lord’s Prayer, Thy kingdom come. So how is it possible for God’s kingdom to be established already, and at the same time not here yet?
When Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He prayed that God’s kingdom would come. Over the centuries men and women have hypothesized about the meaning behind Jesus’ words.
If I go to church on Sunday and read my Bible every day I’m sure to be accepted by God, right? Or is there more to Christianity than the things we do? Hear the thought-provoking study of Matthew chapter 5.
It’s easy to be kind to friends and family. But what about people who are hard to be around? Or maybe the downtrodden that we don’t even know by name? What does Jesus command when it comes to people who need extra grace?
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!
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.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells His followers to “turn the other cheek.” But does this mean that Christians are weak?
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?