We Are Peacemakers

July 7 2019

Part 2 on Matthew 5:21-26 — How should we as Kingdom people live in the current age of outrage, contempt, and hatred? We are our brothers’ keepers. Therefore, we are peacemakers. That is what we are as children of God. To make peace we must deal with anger through the steps of QSSQS-F. Peacemaking always aim at reconciliation—reconciliation with God, which is possible through Jesus Christ. Peacemaking calls God’s people to obedience and the world to repentance

This is part of our series, Living the Kingdom Life, based on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7.

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We Are Our Brother’s Keeper

June 30 2019

Matthew 5:21-26 — How should we as Kingdom people live in the current age of outrage, contempt, and hatred? Anger and contempt take life. It’s murder. All human life is very valuable to God because they are created in God’s image. We are our brothers’ keepers! The kingdom response to anger, wrongs, injustice, hatred is always persistent love, grace and forgiveness. Jesus goes deep here into our hearts.

This is part of our series, Living the Kingdom Life, based on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7.

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Jesus is the Word—Live Right, Be Holy

June 23 2019

Matthew 5:17-20 — Jesus fulfills God’s Word. Jesus is the Word. God’s Word is eternal. Therefore, to follow Jesus we must obey the Word to live right, be good, and live the kingdom life. This is possible because we stand in the righteousness of Christ, because the Holy Spirit gave us new hearts, new hearts with God’s will written on them, new hearts that desire to do God’s will out of reverence and love for God.

This is part of our series, Living the Kingdom Life, based on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7.

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We Are Different, We Have Influence

June 16 2019

Matthew 5:13-16 — As the salt of the earth and light of the world we are called to be holy, to be different than the world, and to impact the world through kingdom living so that the world will see the kingdom life and glorify God.

This is part of our series, Living the Kingdom Life, based on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7.

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The Holy Spirit Empowers Kingdom Living

June 9 2019

Are we empowered by the Holy Spirit for Kingdom living?

Although still part of our series, Living the Kingdom Life, based on the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7, on this Pentecost Sunday we step back a bit from the Sermon on the Mount, and look at how the Holy Spirit empowers us for living the Kingdom life. We look especially at Galatians 5:13-25 and Romans 8:1-17.

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Feed My Lambs

May 19 2019

John 21:15-19 — Do we love Jesus? Then we are called to feed his sheep, to serve the fellowship of believers, and especially to teach children the ways of the Lord, his Word.

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