Category Archives: Sermon on the Mount

Matthew 7

Reading for Tuesday, June 19, 2012: Matthew 7 “Judge not, that you not be judged.” This is probably the most mis-quoted passage in the New Testament. It’s used as a polemic against any kind of judgmental language that one finds … Continue reading

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Matthew 6

Reading for Monday, June 18: Matthew 6 Upon careful reading, you realize the assumptions Jesus makes in the Sermon on the Mount. “When you give to the needy,” (v2); “when you pray,” (v5); “when you fast,” (v16). Jesus assumes that … Continue reading

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Matthew 5

Reading for Friday, June 15: Matthew 5 Now we turn to the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ invitation into the Kingdom of God. In these powerful words, Jesus gives us insight into what a life of repentance looks like in … Continue reading

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Luke 6

Reading for Monday, March 12: Luke 6 Chapter 6 opens with Jesus in conflict with the Pharisees over Sabbath-keeping. It’s often easy to paint the Pharisees as strict legalists, the Torah watchdogs who want to murder Jesus for His less … Continue reading

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1 Peter 4: Exiles or Ethnos?

Reading for Monday, Feb. 27: 1 Peter 4 In the early part of the letter, Peter has been reminding the people of God of their identity. “Exiles”, “strangers”, “sojourners”, “foreigners” and “aliens” are used interchangeably to locate God’s people as … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount 26

The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount 25

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not … Continue reading

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