Tag Archives: Sermon on the Mount

A spatial dilemma: Who goes first?

The Bible offers many examples of “God going before” His people, including you and me. Deuteronomy 31:8 “The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you He will not fail you or forsake you. … Continue reading

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Stay thirsty my friend

I’ve been thinking about thirst and being thirsty. Hydration has become ubiquitous in American culture. For example, I’ve watched athletics change from my high school football days where water breaks were minimized because it meant you were soft to watching … Continue reading

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Hocus focus

In Matthew chapter 6 Jesus’ sermon on the mount is recorded. In this pivotal teaching Jesus resets the disciples’ world view. He shows them how to replace a rule-based, performance-centric attitude with a love-based, God-centric perspective. He teaches them a … Continue reading

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Don’t protect yourself

Lent Lent is a 40-day period used to prepare for Easter and the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. As part of this preparation, many Christians refrain from behaviors or luxuries as a daily reminder of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice to pay our … Continue reading

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The coordinate clap (active listening)

Jesus said, “Whoever has ears, let him hear.” (See Matthew 13:9, Matthew 13:43, Mark 4:9, Mark 4:23, Luke 8:8, Luke 14:35, Revelation 2:7, Revelation 2:11, Revelation 3:6, Revelation 3:13, Revelation 13:9). Here’s a modern interpretation of this statement. In coaching, … Continue reading

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