Fix Your Eyes

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount.

How serious is God about sin? Here’s what Jesus said.

You have heard that it was said, “Do not commit adultery.” But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if  your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go to hell.

It has been said, “Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.” But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

(Matthew 5:27-30)

The message couldn’t be clearer: stop sin at its source. Now.

Are You a Murderer?

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to the greatest sermon every preached. Yesterday, Jesus told us that he came to deepen — not destroy — the demands of God’s law.

Today, he begins to show us what he means:

Jesus and the Law

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: the Sermon on the Mount. Today, Jesus tackles another highly controversial subject:

What about all that Old Testament law stuff?

Here’s what he said:

Salt + Light

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re sitting at Jesus’ feet, listening to the greatest sermon ever preached: The Sermon on the Mount. His radical words of love, joy and peace amazed his audience and turned the world on its head.

We started with the Beatitudes — eight essential aspects of Christian character and the blessings that flow from them. Today, Jesus moves right into how we’re supposed to live in this dying, dark world.

Here’s what he said:

Pray the Beatitudes

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

Today, we’ll conclude our deep dive into the Beatitudes right where we started: by praying through each and every syllable. Ask the Holy Spirit to drive these precious words deeeeep into your soul and to change your heart forever.

Woe Woe Woe Woe

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

For the past several days, we did a deeeeep dive into the Beatitudes. Just in case we missed the point somehow, Jesus concluded with a series of woe-full warnings in direct opposition to the world.

The world says: Get rich.

Jesus says:

Woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. (Luke 6:24)

The world says: Eat well.

Jesus says:

Blessed Are The Persecuted?

We continue our journey into every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re taking a deep dive into the Beatitudes. Here’s today’s selection.

The world says: Do the right thing as long as it’s not inconvenient or painful.

Jesus says:

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10)

He then added a bonus beatitude: