Overcoming Anxiety

Jesus’ teaching on anxiety and worry is short, to the point, and profound. What is anxiety, and why is it so dangerous for the Christian? What reasons does Jesus give us to help us overcome our worry?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 23, 2017.)

Treasures in Heaven

So far in our journey through the sermon on the mount, we have seen Jesus discuss thoughts, feelings, and motivations. Now, he moves on to priorities. What do you care about, and why does it matter?

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(Preaching through the sermon on the mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 16, 2017.)

You Have Heard That It Was Said

While it is true that we have been relieved of many of the difficult requirements of the Mosaic Law, our obligations toward God are by no means “easier”. In the latter half of Matthew 5, Jesus clarifies and perhaps raises the standard of behavior that God expects of his people.

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 2, 2017.)

Exceeding Righteousness

Why did Jesus come to earth and become human? We see part of the answer early in the sermon on the mount in Matthew 5. Accompanying this explanation is a stern warning for God’s people, as Jesus begins his sermon on what it means to be righteous.

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on March 26, 2017.)