Matthew 5-7: The sermon on the mount.

January 24, 2015. Daily Reading: Matthew 5-7. Background: Matthew 3-4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 1. The Beatitudes: The beatitudes are some of the most well known words of Jesus amongst Christians. They are the first words recorded at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and have had a lasting effect throughout the generations. One way…

Parables of the Kingdom.

June 6, 2014. I was listening to a sermon yesturday about what Jesus said about the kingdom of Heaven. As I am reading through the book of Matthew, I am starting to realize that I don’t think a lot of us think about what Jesus actually says. A lot of times a gospel of only…

Hard teachings of Christ.

March 31, 2014. “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your…

Parable of the Talents

January 29, 2014. I was supposed to give a lesson tonight at church, however, due to the icy roads here, we have decided it too dangerous to hold service. In light of this fact, I have decided to give a brief synopsis of what I was going to say (and what I will talk about…

The fields are white for harvest.

January 22, 2014. “Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, brother, In the morning bright and fair? Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, brother, In the heat of the noonday’s glare?” Last night, Craig gave a good lesson– a hard lesson– at devo encouraging us to spread the gospel, as this is…

A must-have distinction.

January 9, 2014. “Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name. “They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man…