Sermons on Matthew 5
The powerful mercy of the kingdom has already come in Jesus Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Blessed are those who feel keenly their helplessness and their unworthiness and their emptiness and are driven by them to the grace of God.
Meekness begins with God and ends with God.
The hunger of your life that cannot be satisfied by anything in this world is the constant beckoning of God to remember that you were made for him.
Mercy comes from mercy. Our mercy to each other comes from God's mercy to us.
It is not enough to clean up our act on the outside. Jesus is concerned about our heart.
God is a peace-loving God, and a peacemaking God. God's children have the character of their Father.
To the degree that you believe what Jesus sees in heaven, to that degree you will be able to rejoice and be glad in suffering.
Human reconciliation is much harder than financial donation.
Jesus is calling us not just to do good things for our enemy; he is also calling us to WANT their best.
Becoming a child of God and being transformed on the inside precedes and enables love, not vice versa.