Mar 17, 2019
Week 8- Loving Those Who Don’t Deserve It (Matt 5:43-48)
Love’s power is best expressed when it does not come easy. We have all felt misjudged, misunderstood, threatened, maligned, and persecuted. Jesus would have us truly love the people who have inflicted pain upon us. That love shed in our hearts for these individuals is not just for them, it is for us!
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  • Mar 17, 2019Week 8- Loving Those Who Don’t Deserve It (Matt 5:43-48)
    Mar 17, 2019
    Week 8- Loving Those Who Don’t Deserve It (Matt 5:43-48)
    Love’s power is best expressed when it does not come easy. We have all felt misjudged, misunderstood, threatened, maligned, and persecuted. Jesus would have us truly love the people who have inflicted pain upon us. That love shed in our hearts for these individuals is not just for them, it is for us!
  • Mar 10, 2019Week 7- Walk the Second Mile! (Matt 5:38-42)
    Mar 10, 2019
    Week 7- Walk the Second Mile! (Matt 5:38-42)
     
    In our culture we are told, “Don’t keep giving to someone who doesn’t ever give to you.” Jesus said, “If someone wants to take your shirt, give him your coat too.” Our culture says, “If someone hurts you, they deserve what’s coming to them.” Jesus says, “Turn the other cheek that wasn’t hit to them also.” Jesus brought a kingdom culture that had a different economy.
     
    ON VIDEO- SOUND TURNS ON AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MESSAGE (AROUND THE 53:00 MINUTE MARK) SORRY FOR THE DIFFICULTY!!
     
  • Mar 3, 2019Week 6- Keeping Your Word (Matt 5:33-37)
    Mar 3, 2019
    Week 6- Keeping Your Word (Matt 5:33-37)
    When we do not do what we say we are going to do, we nullify our witness. When we say one thing and do another, we are hypocritical. Showing the life we now have in Jesus is more than sharing the gospel message or quoting scripture. We must be men and women who keep our word, even if it was possibly spoken hastily to begin with.
     
  • Feb 24, 2019Week 5- Divorce & Remarriage (5:31-32; 19:3-10)
    Feb 24, 2019
    Week 5- Divorce & Remarriage (5:31-32; 19:3-10)
    In our society, including the church, divorce is rampant. The sanctity of marriage is under attack. What does the Bible have to say concerning divorce and remarriage? Because it has become so easy, does that make it right? If you have been through a divorce, unfortunately the church at times in its history has placed a “scarlet letter” on you. God’s intention is not to shame you and condemn you; He came instead to bring life! We will talk about these important issues and more.
  • Feb 17, 2019Week 4- Lust (5:27-30) Showing of HEART OF MAN
    Feb 17, 2019
    Week 4- Lust (5:27-30) Showing of HEART OF MAN
    Viewing of "The Heart of Man" movie The Heart of Man is a story inviting the sons and daughters of God to leave behind our broken, moralistic and religious way of thinking and relating to God and to others. Once we begin to know who God is (and as a result who we are), we have something to invite the world into. Freedom from performance. Freedom from managing our behavior so we appear acceptable to God. Freedom from our addictions, compulsive behaviors, secrecy and double lives. This film tears the veil of confusion over the church's current identity crisis and enables it to invite the rest of the world to the banquet God is throwing all of us.
  • Feb 10, 2019Week 3- Anger (Matthew 5:21-26)
    Feb 10, 2019
    Week 3- Anger (Matthew 5:21-26)
    Jesus continues addressing the Pharisees' and the teachers’ interpretation of the Law and their man-made traditions. Jesus tells us that obeying the external law is one thing, but what about what is internal? Sin is not just what we do, but in fact, how we think and what is in our hearts. He starts with addressing anger. Do you battle with anger issues?
  • Feb 3, 2019Week 2- Who We are IN HIM (Matt 5:13-20)
    Feb 3, 2019
    Week 2- Who We are IN HIM (Matt 5:13-20)
    If we understand this, we understand the Sermon on the Mount. Not only are we salt and light to a lost world, we are His righteousness. What He has completed and fulfilled is what distinguishes us. Our righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees; not because we do more, but that we do less or do it differently.
  • Jan 27, 2019Week 1- The Beatitudes (Matt 5:1-12)
    Jan 27, 2019
    Week 1- The Beatitudes (Matt 5:1-12)
    Jesus’ great “Sermon on the Mount” begins with the “Beatitudes.” Each one shows how an attitude or way of life a Christ follower has will be a blessing to them. All nine of the Beatitudes a Christian can choose or decide to have prevalent in their lives. The blessing is a promise.