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The Study of Perfection and Revenge

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 43-47 “You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the supple moves … Continue reading “The Study of Perfection and Revenge”

Studying Loving Your Enemies

Monday, November 29, 2021 Love Your Enemies 38-42 “Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for a tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? So here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. If someone drags you into … Continue reading “Studying Loving Your Enemies”

Studying Oaths and Vows

Sunday, November 28, 2021 Empty Promises 33-37 “And don’t say anything you don’t mean. This counsel is embedded deep in our traditions. You only make things worse when you lay down a smoke screen of pious talk, saying, ‘I’ll pray for you,’ and never doing it, or saying, ‘God be with you,’ and not meaning … Continue reading “Studying Oaths and Vows”

Divorce for Lust

Saturday, November 27, 2021 31-32 “Remember the Scripture that says, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him do it legally, giving her divorce papers and her legal rights? Too many of you are using that as a cover for selfishness and whim, pretending to be righteous just because you are ‘legal.’ Please, no more pretending. If … Continue reading “Divorce for Lust”

The Lover and Mistress

Friday, November 26, 2021 Adultery and Divorce 27-28 “You know the next commandment pretty well, too: ‘Don’t go to bed with another’s spouse.’ But don’t think you’ve preserved your virtue simply by staying out of bed. Your heart can be corrupted by lust even quicker than your body. Those ogling looks you think nobody notices—they also corrupt. 29-30 … Continue reading “The Lover and Mistress”

Anger and Murder

Thursday, November 25, 2021 Murder 21-22 “You’re familiar with the command to the ancients, ‘Do not murder.’ I’m telling you that anyone so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother’ idiot!’ and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell ‘stupid!’ at a sister, … Continue reading “Anger and Murder”

The Law

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Completing God’s Law 17-18 “Don’t suppose for a minute that I have come to demolish the Scriptures—either God’s Law or the Prophets. I’m not here to demolish but to complete. I am going to put it all together, pull it all together in a vast panorama. God’s Law is more real … Continue reading “The Law”

Flavored Lighting

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Salt and Light 13 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. 14-16 “Here’s another way to … Continue reading “Flavored Lighting”

Beatitudes

Monday, November 22, 2021 6 “You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat. 7 “You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for. 8 “You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and … Continue reading “Beatitudes”

Sermon on the Mount

Sunday, November 21, 2021 You’re Blessed 5 1-2 When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said: 3 “You’re blessed when you’re at … Continue reading “Sermon on the Mount”

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