[February 2, 2014] Today Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount, which is the first of five long discourses that Jesus gives in the Gospel according to Matthew. The Sermon on the Mount describes the Promised Land, which is Jesus himself in his relationship with the Father and the sphere of . . . → Read More: Matthew 4:24—5:10, The Promised Land
The Lord’s Supper
[January 22, 2012] When we come to the Lord’s Table, our Lord tells us to remember Him. For those who saw Jesus with their own eyes, “remembering” meant to recall Him to their minds, to cherish Him in their hearts, and to honor Him with their intentions, words and . . . → Read More: Matthew 4:18—5:16, Discipleship and Beatitude (additional notes)
What Blessedness Is
[January 22, 2012] What does the word “Blessed” mean?
If we take it out of its Biblical context, which is what a lot of modern translations and preachers do, the word can simply mean “happy.” But poverty, being mournful, and hungering and thirsting, and having people say . . . → Read More: Matthew 4:18—5:16, Discipleship and Beatitude
[May 25, 2008] Today we look at the crucial beginning of Jesus’ ministry. How important this is for every one of us! What it means to become a Christian is what we find here. Jesus calls disciples to come after Him and then He tells them what they have entered into. It is . . . → Read More: Matthew 4:18—5:16, The Call to Discipleship