Category Archive: Christian Living

Oct 12

Christ’s Teaching on Murder and Anger Matt 5:21-26

Last week we discussed Matt 5:17-20, where Jesus taught the necessity of exceeding the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees.  The scribes and Pharisees had supplanted God’s word through their oral tradition and commentary.  Jesus said that, unless we exceed their righteousness, we can’t enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  We accomplish that by reverencing His …

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Sep 21

The Beatitudes – Part 3

In the last two posts, we have been studying the “beatitudes” and have considered 7 of the eight presented by Jesus.  We believe the beatitudes were spoken by our Lord very early in His earthly ministry and were part of His sermon on the mount, recorded for us in Matthew chapters 5-7.  In our study, we have been …

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Sep 15

The Beatitudes – Part 2

We have been examining the teachings of Jesus more closely so we might “adorn” His doctrine.  If we are going to wear the name of Christ (“Christian”), we ought to believe His teachings, obey them, and advocate them.  Otherwise, we are just shallow hypocrites playing religious games. We began looking at the Beatitudes of Matthew 5 last …

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Aug 31

What it Means to Be a Christian

In Isaiah 62:2, the prophet of old foretold of a “new” name God’s people would be called and known as.  When we come to the New Testament, we find that prophecy fulfilled.  Luke tells us the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch (Acts 11:26).  The original, Greek word found in this passage for “called” …

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