10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
Good question, and Matthew wants to make sure we can get the right answer; that we can give a fuller answer than the crowds on Palm Sunday, that we can see Jesus as more than a prophet from Nazareth. That’s […]
What it the most quoted verse of the Bible? You might think John 3:16, naturally. But I want to suggest a verse from our NT reading today: Matthew 7:1 “Do not judge, or you will be judged.”
Taken by itself it can be misunderstood; it could give the impression that the Christian faith has no […]
You know the story about the notice outside a church: “Don’t let worry kill you, the Church can help!”
Three times in this passage Jesus says, “Do not worry.” How do we respond to that? I want you to imagine three people listening to these words.
Mr Laidback: Never too anxious about anything, doesn’t take […]
The best-known part of the Sermon on the Mount – you could recite it by heart.
What is it to be called? A model prayer, the disciples’ prayer, the family prayer.
It is a prayer to use (Luke 11:2), and also a model for our prayers (9).
The Big Question: Who is the God addressed […]
Some of the most misquoted Bible verses found in Sermon on the Mount: “Do not judge.”, “Blessed are those who mourn.” And also here: “An eye for an eye.”
Jesus has been making known the standards and lifestyle of a person in his kingdom. The entry requirement “righteousness than surpasses that of the Pharisees” – […]
Word association: What comes into your head when you hear those words “Old Testament”?
Old=boring, old=out of date? And you might dislike the violence of some of the stories there. You might think surely we have Jesus and the New Testament and that’s enough, and you mightn’t be sure why we still have the […]