Category Archives: The Sermon On The Mount

Ministering to Lost People

And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. (Matthew 5:41, N.K.J.V.) In its specific scriptural context, this verse has nothing to do with putting in the extra hours required to become a success in the business … Continue reading

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Christians Bringing a Touch of Christ’s Kingdom to Earth

Series: “Christ’s Kingdom” (post #5) Jesus spent His three-and-a-half-year earthly ministry bringing a touch of His heavenly kingdom to the earth. Then, after being crucified, He resurrected and ascended back to heaven. This left a gaping hole in regards to … Continue reading

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Jesus Bringing a Touch of His Kingdom to Earth

Series: “Christ’s Kingdom” (post #4) “But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.” (Matthew 12:28, N.K.J.V.) When Jesus was born into the human race, He didn’t bring His … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Compassionate Liberal

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #4) It is remarkable how Jesus can be so many different things to so many different people. Thus far in this series, we’ve seen Him as the white supremacist’s sanction for segregation and the … Continue reading

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3 Quick Reminders About Homosexuality

One of the rationalizations that homosexuals use for their sin is, “If homosexuality is a sin, why didn’t Jesus preach against it?” The implication of this question is that all those Bible passages that condemn homosexuality aren’t as perfectly divine … Continue reading

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The Fine Line Between Hard Work & Idolatry

This past Thursday night Tonya and I attended an academic awards ceremony for our son, Royce. He is finishing up his sophomore year in high school and received what the school calls an “Academic Letter” for having a grade point … Continue reading

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Incident On a School Bus

During some of my college years, I had a part-time job driving a school bus for elementary and middle school students. Since I hadn’t been a kid myself for a while, that job served to remind me just how cruel … Continue reading

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