The Law of Adultery & Lusting

This Sunday, as we continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s gospel, we will be studying chapter 5, verses 27-30.  In this passage Jesus, continues His teaching on the way to live; making points about the old commandments and what true victorious kingdom living is all about.  That we understand there…

Central Africa Baptist University

This Sunday we will have Dr. Kevin Cassidy, director of partner relations at Central Africa Baptist University, to share with us the incredible things God has been doing in and through this school. He will also share how the gospel is spreading all throughout the continent of Africa. I know it will be a huge…

The Law of Murder & Anger

This Sunday, as we continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s gospel, we will be studying chapter 5, verses 21-26.  In this passage Jesus, continues in His teaching about the law; making sure that His listeners don’t just follow the law about a major point, i.e., Murder, adultery swearing oaths, etc. …

Please Don’t Misunderstand

This Sunday, as we continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s gospel, we will be studying chapter 5, verses 17-20.  In this passage Jesus, in His teaching, circles around by making sure, after all He has said, that they are not misunderstanding His teaching about the law.  In context, His focus…

The Commission to be Salt & Light

This Sunday, we continue our series on the sermon on the mount in Matthew’s gospel, chapter 5, verses 13-16.  In this passage Jesus follows up the beatitudes by giving His disciples/followers 2 great examples (pictures) of what they will become when they live out the beatitudes.  We are salt, and we are light, Jesus says. …

The Privelege of Persecution

This Sunday, we continue our series on the Beatitudes with the eighth beatitude from chapter 5, verses 10-12, “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.”  How is this beatitude to be understood by us here in America?  Although we know people in our country are facing injustice and wrongful prosecution by people in…

Boast in the Cross

This Sunday, we take a break from our series on the Beatitudes and the sermon on the mount in the gospel of Matthew and focus on the cross and celebrating the Lord’s supper.  Our text for this communion service is Galatians 6:11-18.  In this text we see Paul the apostle summarizing and making emphasis (v.…

Are You Helping Make Peace?

This Sunday, we continue our series on the Beatitudes with the seventh beatitude from chapter 5, verse 9, “Blessed are the peacemakers.”  This beatitude is one not to take lightly because we see that Jesus doesn’t say “blessed are the peaceful” but “blessed are the peacemakers!”  How do we help make peace in a crazy,…

Are You Seeing God?

This Sunday, we continue our series on the Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount with the sixth beatitude from chapter 5, verse 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart.”  This beatitude is probably the most difficult, but also encompasses all the others; for indeed if we are pure in heart, we would have all…

Blessed Are the Merciful

This Sunday, we continue our series on the Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount with the fifth beatitude from chapter 5, verse 7 “Blessed are the merciful.”  This beatitude we can tend to think is an easy one; after all, who is not merciful as a Christian?  But here is where we tend to…