The “Invitation”

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Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount, not with an “invitation” as we might conceive of it, but with two dire warnings. What response is Jesus trying to elicit in his audience?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 28, 2017.)

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The Golden Rule

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The Golden Rule is one of the most pivotal ideas in moral philosophy. While Jesus was not the first to articulate the idea, he calls it the basis of the Law and Prophets. Why is this rule so important, and what are its limits?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 21, 2017.)

 

Judge Not

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It is not uncommon for people to use “Judge Not,” found in Matthew 7:1, as a kind of “Get-out-of-jail-free” card. What does Jesus actually saying about judging others in Matthew 7, and are we using that phrase correctly?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 30, 2017.)

Secret Righteousness

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In Matthew 6, Jesus continues his teaching on true righteousness by using three different examples. In these examples, he highlights the importance of our motivation in doing righteous things.

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 9, 2017.)