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Jesus’ claims about prayer in context of the entire Sermon on the Mount

Jesus said, “Ask and you shall receive.” So why do some prayers seem to go unanswered? Will we receive everything we ask for?

Biblical encouragement concerning our daily struggle with sin

Satan has had centuries to perfect his crafty strategies, and has the resources to implement his devious plans. What chance do we possibly have against such an insurmountable enemy? If you’ve put your faith in Jesus, you have resources too! Resources that can help you win the battle.

Why a self-assured pride in our own abilities is a clever trap designed by our Enemy!

Our culture considers it an admirable quality to think, “I can do this by myself!” That it’s the sign of healthy self-esteem. A study on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

An eye-opening discussion you don’t want to miss

There are many kinds of temptations. Some are obvious appeals to sin. But other enticements may seem perfectly logical and reasonable in the moment! Let's discuss how the Enemy tempts us to “throw our pearls before swine.”

Let’s explore a section of the Sermon on the Mount talking about pearls and pigs

Occasionally, we may come up against a Scripture passage that is difficult to interpret. When that happens we say there are some practical steps we can follow to help us see the meaning clearly.

Discover the meaning behind Jesus’ metaphors

In the middle of His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus turned to His followers and gave them a seemingly odd piece of advice; “Don’t feed your pearls to your pigs.” We're putting the pieces together.

Consider Jesus’ instruction not to throw holy and sacred things away

If we had a nice, juicy filet mignon, we’d likely not put that expensive cut of meat into our dog’s food bowl! But are we giving away the priceless spiritual gifts we’ve received?

Historical context for a puzzling reference Jesus made about pearls and pigs

The Bible wasn’t written in the twenty-first century. So to truly understand certain passages of Scripture, we have to travel back to the culture and people it was originally written to!

Three questions that can turn any conversation from one of judgment to one of love

When left unchecked, our words can recklessly cut other people down. Our study of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount continues.

Let's put an end to our destructive conversations

If we’re honest, there are times we catch ourselves criticizing others unfairly. Those words of judgment can sneak into our conversations quicker than we realize. A discussion we all need to hear.

Discover the difference between constructive criticism and destructive judgment

The tongue is a powerful instrument that can be used for either good, or evil. The Bible says life and death are in the power of our words! A helpful dialogue from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

How being a “splinter-remover” has its risks, but also rich rewards

Have you ever tried to help a friend deal with a sinful action, only to encounter resentment, hurt, and frustration? If so, you might question whether it’s worth trying to help at all.

Where is the line between loving concern and destructive judgment?

As brothers and sisters in Christ, we should help one another stay on the straight and narrow path. Let's get a better understanding of how to counsel others, without condemning ourselves!

Discover why Jesus used the term “hypocrite” in His illustration about judgment

There are few words harsher than the word “hypocrite.” No one wants to be labeled a phony, a fraud, or a pretender! Could Jesus be talking about us?

Let’s look at Jesus’ illustration of a man with a log in his eye!

Teachers don’t always have to be serious and somber. Jesus proved that sometimes humor and hyperbole are the best way to get your point across!