Tag Archives: Sermon on the Mount

IN TOUCH DAILY: SEPTEMBER 13

  Sunday Reflection: The Righteousness of Believers In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus made a statement His listeners probably found shocking—He said they wouldn’t enter the kingdom of heaven unless their righteousness “surpasse[d] that of the scribes and Pharisees” … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: AUGUST 9

  Sunday Reflection: The Difficulty of Peacemaking Moments after teaching the Beatitudes in His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus explained how His followers were to begin the work of making peace: Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you, … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JULY 12

Sunday Reflection: The Lord’s Heart for His People Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, where we find the Beatitudes, wasn’t about how to be more polite or acceptable in society. The Lord wanted to remind His followers that God examines the … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 10

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Perspective It’s easy to get wrapped up in the rhythms of daily life—jobs, family and social commitments, homes, to-do lists, and even time-consuming distractions. We go from one thing to the next, usually focused on … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 3

Sunday Reflection: The Pursuit of Righteousness Jesus speaks about righteousness many times in the Sermon on the Mount—from pursuing it to being persecuted because of it (Matt. 5:6; Matt. 5:10; Matt. 5:20). We can easily think of pursuing righteousness in … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: FEBRUARY 16

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of a Firm Foundation Near the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shares a parable about two men in a storm—one who built his house on a rock, and the other who built on … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: JUNE 5

God Blesses Those Who Are Put Down Because of Him “God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MAY 13

Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Worry “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25 … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 25

The “Go” of Relationship Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. —Matthew 5:41 Our Lord’s teaching can be summed up in this: the relationship that He demands for us is an impossible one unless He has … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 25

Am I Blessed Like This? Blessed are… —Matthew 5:3-11 When we first read the statements of Jesus, they seem wonderfully simple and unstartling, and they sink unnoticed into our subconscious minds. For instance, the Beatitudes initially seem to be merely … Continue reading

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