Category Archives: temptations

AND WHEN YOU PRAY…

I grew up in church, no really, my family was there every time the doors were open. May dad usually opened the doors and locked up after everyone left. My mom played piano when my aunt didn’t and was the … Continue reading

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MOTIVATION, THE WHY OF LIFE

What motivates us to be who we are? What motivates us to do what we do? It is good to evaluate what drives us in all areas of our lives, especially when it comes to giving and serving others.   … Continue reading

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BEYOND WHAT IS EXPECTED

What do we expect when we go to places that require others to serve us? What makes us surprised and happy? What causes us to look up and really see the person serving us? What do servers do that pauses … Continue reading

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EVERY PART BELONGS TO GOD

Jesus is going through each principle of God’s Law to clarify the intent of what God wanted as opposed to how man has interpreted The Law leaving the love of God out of the equation. By now in His ministry, … Continue reading

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THE SERMON – YOU HAVE HEARD…

Today’s passage begins with “you have heard it said”. Jesus will begin his topical teachings with this phrase in the coming passages as he teaches the intent of God’s Law to his people. Teachers of The Law read it out … Continue reading

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GETTING IT RIGHT

Jesus came to earth, as God prophets foretold centuries before His coming, in the form of a tiny, helpless baby to parents who loved God and each other. God chose well. Jesus grew up in the church, learning The Law … Continue reading

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HOW SALTY AM I?

Matthew 5, NIV Salt and Light   “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out … Continue reading

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THE SERMON

Our Pastor has challenged us this summer to read Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount every day, letting it soak in and permeate our being. As we think, what we pour into our hearts, minds and souls, so will we behave. … Continue reading

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THE SERMON PREP

Part 3 Some thirty years passed between chapters 2 and 3 of Matthew, during which Jesus lived in Nazareth and worked as a carpenter (Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3). But the time came for Him to begin His public ministry, which … Continue reading

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THE SERMON PREP

Matthew 2, Wise Men Still Seek Him The Magi Visit the Messiah   After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one … Continue reading

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