Text: Matthew 6:19-34 – In this passage, Jesus moves from challenging our motives in our private lives – our giving, prayer, fasting – to our public lives – what we value; money, clothing, our ambitions. Jesus wants us to examine the motivation of our heart in setting priorities in life. We can only have One […]
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 […]
Text: Matthew 6:14-15 – In this postscript to the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus highlights the importance of believers being people who forgive. In fact, his warning is sobering: If we aren’t willing to forgive others, God will not forgive us. Pastor Win unpacks what Jesus meant by that.
Text: Matthew 6:9-13 – In this final message on the Lord’s Prayer, Pastor Win looks at the second half of the prayer where Jesus’ focus shifts to people and our needs. We seek God for daily provision, forgiveness, and protection from evil.
Text: Matthew 6:9-13 – Pastor Win continues to look at the model prayer Jesus teaches his followers. In this second message on the Lord’s Prayer, he looks at the first half of the prayer that focusses on God and giving him the glory.
Text: Matthew 6:9-13 – After teaching the disciples how NOT to pray, Jesus presents them with a model for prayer. We are familiar with The Lord’s Prayer but too often it is recited with little thought or purpose. Jesus teaches this prayer as an “outline” for HOW we should pray, not WHAT we should pray. […]
Text: Matthew 6:5-8 – In this passage, Jesus continues to focus on our motivation for practicing spiritual disciplines like giving, prayer, and fasting. In today’s text, Pastor Win looks at what Jesus teaches about why we pray. Is our motivation to be seen by others as ‘super spiritual’ Christians? Jesus teaches us to pray sincerely, […]
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 […]
Text: Matthew 5:43-48 – On this first Sunday of the New Year, we close out Chapter 5 in the Sermon in the Mount. Jesus has been showing us examples of how we are to live our a righteousness that exceeds that of the religious leaders. Now, in a summary form, he lays out what our […]
Text: Matthew 5:43-47 – In this next passage in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus presents probably the most challenging teaching yet. It’s easy to love people we like – people we connect with, who share common interests, those we have some chemistry with. Jesus really turns the tables in this passage calling us to […]