January 31, 2021 - Matthew 5:33 - 37 - "I promise!" "I swear!" How many promises like that have we broken? Broken promises to others; broken promises to God ... Yet, Jesus' challenge to anyone who would choose to follow Him is that our simple "yes" or "no" be enough. That we would be known as a people of integrity. What would it take for us to revolutionize our words?
January 17, 2021 - Matthew 5:21-30 - When does a sin really become a sin? When we do it? When we say it? According to Jesus, it's even earlier than that. It all starts with nothing more than a thought. And in the end, what we say and what we do is more than a reflection of our thoughts. It's a reflection of our hearts.
January 10, 2021 - Matthew 5:13-16 - Jesus opened this teaching by telling us who we are - salt and light. The witness of our lives flavors the world and gives light to the darkness. It was true then, and it is true now. How we live demonstrates to the world Who we live for. Living for Christ revolutionizes the world around us.