Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Posts Tagged ‘Sermon on the Mount

Who Is Jesus?

May 11, 2021

Who is Jesus? This is the most important question a person can answer. How we answer this question will determine the kind of life we live. It will determine who we become and the eternal outcome of our lives. Is Jesus someone I can ignore?  Is he someone I only think about once or twice […]

Consider the Lilies

July 30, 2020

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives us a simple task that is quite significant. Because this sermon is full of grand statements and challenging commands, we may overlook what might seem to be a minor imperative. While we concern ourselves with turning the other cheek and loving our enemies, we must not neglect […]

What Would Jesus Facebook?

September 21, 2016

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, […]

The Purpose of Practices

September 10, 2015

In the most famous sermon Jesus ever preached, he repeats several phrases over and over again. One of those phrases is “when you”. He says things like “when you give to the needy” (Matt. 6:2), “when you pray” (6:5, 7), and “when you fast” (6:16). Jesus assumes that we will have incorporated these practices and […]

The Importance of Doing

June 25, 2015

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” (Matt. 7:21) One of the greatest challenges for Christians is doing. We have no problem with believing. We talk a lot about what we believe. We argue about […]

The Spiritual Discipline of Secrecy

June 3, 2014

Here is a sermon on the spiritual discipline of secrecy and the importance of prayer based on Matthew 6:1-18.

Our Father

August 28, 2013

Language is not perfect but it is what we have. Words may mean different things to different people. The word father may carry a positive connotation with some people and it may carry a negative connotation with others. Our personal experience with our own father affects how we understand this word. Before we begin looking […]

How Not to Pray

August 20, 2013

“Do not be like the hypocrites when you pray. For they love to be seen in their places of worship and other public places. Pray to God the Father in a private and quiet place. He sees you and he will reward you. When you pray do not use meaningless words like the Gentiles do, […]

A Woman’s Point of View

August 5, 2013

On any given Sunday the preacher stands before the congregation and delivers a sermon to a mixed audience of both males and females. In many congregations, females outnumber males. It is important that preachers understand the makeup of the congregation they are a part of. Who is the congregation? What is their background? What ethnicities […]

Thy Will be Done

July 26, 2013

The Lord’s Prayer (Matt. 6:9-13) is the central part of the Sermon on the Mount. It is located right in the middle of this amazing sermon, but more than this it seems to capture the gist of everything Jesus is saying. It is the heart of His message. The things within the prayer are related […]