The Bible is amazingly practical, especially the Sermon on the Mount. In this sermon, learn from the words of Christ from Matthew 5:21-26. How can you deal with anger? And what steps should you take when you know you have sinned against a friend?
The goal of this sermon from Matthew 5:17-20 is to connect a few dots by showing how Christ understands his relationship to the Old Testament law. Matthew 5:17-20 might be the most debated passage in the Bible. So, how this passage is interpreted shapes how a person lives the Christian life.
After Jesus says, "Blessed are the persecuted," he sends his followers out into the world to be "salt" and "light." Watch or listen to the latest message from Redemption Hill to learn more about what it means to be a Christian in this broken world.
We read in Matthew 5:10-12 that Christians will be persecuted for two reasons. Christians will be persecuted for doing what is right (v. 10) and for following Christ (v. 11).
Jesus says, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." But what does it look like to receive a pure heart? And what does it look like to maintain a pure heart? The answers are the key to seeing God.
The Creator of the universe, the Savior of sinners, the Lord of heaven and earth, rides to his death on the humblest of animals and is described as humble and meek. Of all the adjectives that could be used to describe our Lord, he is described as humble, gentle, and meek.
Mourning, weeping, and grieving are a response to pain and suffering. In this life, tears are inescapable, and Jesus knows your tears are inevitable. But Jesus says in Matthew 5:4, blessed are you who mourn for you will be comforted.
To be poor in spirit means to be empty before God. When a person is poor in spirit, there is an acknowledgment of one person's inadequacy before God. We should not be shocked that this is the first beatitude. If Jesus was about to preach into the hearts of his listeners, and now us, then we need to come to Jesus empty and needy.