Category Archives: The Sermon on the Mount

Sermon on the Mount: The Obedience of the Righteous Part 2 Matthew 5:27-32

We are in the section of the Sermon which I titled Righteousness Affects Your Obedience. It comes between two statements by Jesus which act together to show the unity of this section. The first is, For I tell you, unless … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: The Obedience of the Righteous Matthew 5:21-26

We are in the section of the Sermon which I titled Righteousness Affects Your Obedience. One reason that I like that title is many think that obedience precedes, or causes, righteousness while the biblical approach has righteousness first and this … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: The Permanence of the Law – Matthew 5:18

I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest letter or stroke of a letter will pass from the law until everything takes place. (Matthew 5:18) In the previous article, I passed fairly quickly over … Continue reading

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The Greater Righteousness of the Fulfilled Law – Matthew 5:17-20

This article will combine a couple of my emphases. It continues my series of the Sermon on the Mount but it also connects with the series I did on the relationship between the Christian and the Law of Moses. I … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount: The Influence of the Righteous – Matthew 5:13-16

I was listening to the radio, and heard a false teacher challenge the Gospel by saying, “If it’s true that all you have to do is believe and you are saved then why doesn’t God just take you to heaven … Continue reading

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BLESSED ARE THE PERSECUTED Matthew 5:10

This is the eighth beatitude. One major observation to be made is it is not a characteristic of the believer but describes how others react to the believer. That is why I place this verse as a transition from the … Continue reading

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BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS Matthew 5:9

This is the seventh beatitude. It says that a characteristic of the child of God is peacemaking. The characteristic shows a “family resemblance” to the Father, for God is not characterized by disorder but by peace. (1 Corinthians 14:33) I … Continue reading

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