'Sermon on the Mount' Tagged Posts

'Sermon on the Mount' Tagged Posts

A NEW SERMON SERIES – THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN

Today we begin a new sermon series – The Gospel According To St. John. During the week of Christmas & New Years, we will break from our series to consider the Christmas accounts from The Gospel According To St. Luke, and then we will return to John’s Gospel. God the Holy Spirit has chosen to…

A NEW SERMON SERIES – THE EPISTLE OF JAMES

James is one of the so-called General Epistles of the New Testament – along with First & Second Peter, First Second & Third John & Jude. James was most likely the first book of the New Testament to be written – around A.D. 45. Two of our Lord’s 12 apostles were named James.  James, the brother of John, was put to death by King Herod very early in the history…

COMMON DENOMINATOR

Before beginning one of his hootin’-tootin’ revivals in a big city years ago, the flamboyant, travelling evangelist, Billy Sunday, wrote to the mayor of the city asking for the names of people with spiritual problems. The mayor sent him a phone book. St. Paul would have appreciated that.  “There is no difference,” the apostle wrote, “for all have sinned and fall short of…

PLACES OF THE HEART

Some places burn themselves into our memories.  Maybe it’s the house we grew up in, or the one where we raised our children.  Maybe it’s the church where the main events of our lives played out. The Mount of Olives must have been just such a place of the heart for Jesus.  Mount Olivet was familiar turf.  The home of Mary and Martha was nearby in the little town of…

THE EYES OF OUR HEARTS

“When your eyes are good,” says Jesus in this morning’s verses from Luke’s Gospel, “your whole body is also full of light.” One of our Lord’s Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount was:  “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”  We see things not so much with our eyes – but through our eyes and with our heart.  This explains why most little boys think their…
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