Turning Hunger for Food into Hunger for God

Text: Matthew 6:16-18 – In this next section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus continues with his warning about guarding our motives when it comes to spiritual disciplines. We have looked at giving and prayer. Jesus now turns to teach about fasting. In Bible times, fasting was a common practice. Ultimately, fasting is more […]

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What Motivates Your Service?

Text: Matthew 6:1-4 –¬†As we move into the next section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warns us that in our pursuit of righteousness – a righteousness that must exceed that of the religious leaders – we must be careful about our motives. In the first part of this chapter, he focusses on the […]

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Are You Getting Away with Murder?

Text: Matthew 5:21-26 – This is the first of six statements Jesus makes providing examples of what he meant when he taught that our righteousness needs to exceed that of the religious leaders. In this first statement, Jesus teaches that the command not to murder goes beyond the act of taking a life. It looks […]

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