Do What Jesus Says

We continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the ♥ of Jesus.

Today, we reach the end of the Sermon on the Mount. Here’s how Jesus began his concluding remarks:

Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. (Matthew 7:24-25)

If we listen to Jesus’ words AND put them into practice, he promises us a foundation that can’t be shaken. What happens if we don’t do what he says?

Which Way?

GUWG-GateWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the ♥ of Jesus.

Today, Jesus gives us a stark contrast and makes it clear that we have a choice to make. His instruction is simple: choose your path carefully.

Wide is the gate
but small is the gate
and broad is the road
and narrow the road
that leads to destruction
that leads to life
and many enter through it
and only a few find it
(Matthew 7:13-14)

God Gives Good Gifts

GUWG-ASK-BlackWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the ♥ of Jesus.

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

To me, there’s nothing more comforting than today’s words from Jesus:

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to  your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

(Matthew 7:7-11)

Yank Your Planks

We continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the ♥ of Jesus.

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

Today, Jesus dives right into our hearts again and gives us instructions for how to relate to others in this world. Here’s what he says:

Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

(Matthew 7:1-5)

Never Worry

We continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the  of Jesus.

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

Worried? Anxious? Stressed? Today’s message is for you.

Yesterday, Jesus reminded us of two things: (1) to store up treasures in heaven instead of on earth and (2) we can’t serve both God and money.

Today, he tells us how to live out those principles:

True Treasure

GUWG-Money-SwirlWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the  of Jesus.

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

What’s your investment strategy? Here’s what Jesus suggests:

The Heart of the Bible

GUWG-Heart-BibleWe continue our 40-day journey deeeeep into the  of Jesus.

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

Today, Jesus summarizes the ♥ of the Bible in 13 words: