Category Archives: Sermon on the Mount

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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The Sermon on the Mount 24

And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount 23

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. — Matthew 6:14-15 On … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount 22

7 And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount 21

5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount 20

1 Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount 19

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the … Continue reading

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