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Tag Archives: Matthew 5

“Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

  Nehemiah 1:5-11; Matthew 6:5-8 April 29, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: The Christian media is full of books, articles and quotes about prayers. I will mention a couple of quotes: First, “Do you realize that movements on earth govern movements in heaven? Do you realize that a child of […]

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“Do Not Resist an Evil Person”

Leviticus 24:17-20; Psalm 69:22-28; Matthew 5:38–48 April 22, 2018 •  Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: This morning, I start with a few quotes: (1) from the conservative National Association of Evangelicals, “Ezekiel 33 says, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways […]

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“I Have Made a Covenant with My Eyes”

  Job 31:1; Matthew 5:27-32, 19:3-9; 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 April 15, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: I’d like to share with you some statistics from the Web, mostly from the websites of law offices. According to the American Psychology Association, roughly 40-50 percent of marriages in America end in divorce. […]

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“You Have Heard It Said . . . You Shall Not Murder . . . But I Say to You”

  Isaiah 53:7-9; Matthew 5:21-26 (text); Romans 7:12 April 8, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: As I sat in the Siskiyou County Courthouse last Friday for six hours, I couldn’t help but think about today’s sermon. You see, the criminal case for which I was summoned to be a prospective […]

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Christ’s Life and Death Fulfilled All Righteousness

  Psalm 40:6-8; Text: Matthew 5:17-20 March 25, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: We’ve been studying the Gospel of Matthew, and we’re now in the opening verses of Chapters 5-7, commonly known as the Sermon on the Mount. In these three long chapters, Jesus explains the Old Testament Law to […]

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“You Are Salt and Light”

  2 Kings 2:19-22; Matthew 5:13-16; Mark 9:47-50 March 18, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved Congregation of Christ: How many of you look at the Nutrition Facts on the label of any food you buy? What are the most important nutrition facts to you? For most of us, Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium and […]

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Christians, Prepare to be Persecuted!

  Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 53:1-12; Matthew 5:10-12 (text) March 11, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved Congregation of Christ: Are Christians and Christian churches really being persecuted in our nation? Most non-Christians say that we Christians have it good in America. We still meet in churches every Lord’s Day without fear of violence. We […]

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Hungering and Thirsting for Righteousness

  Psalm 1:1-6; Matthew 5:1-12 (text) February 25, 2018 •  Download this sermon (PDF) Beloved Congregation of Christ: Our text this morning, commonly known as the Beatitudes, is usually preached as a set of moral values for which we must strive. The Beatitudes is not about an ideal character in an ideal, future utopia. But […]

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A Covenant with Deceivers

Joshua 9:1-27; Matthew 5:33-37 July 30, 2017 ● Download this sermon (PDF) Congregation of Christ: The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 was the worst day in the U.S. Navy’s history. But its causes include faulty intelligence, ambiguous communications, and a belief that the Japanese will never attempt such a daring attack. […]

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Have I Committed Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit?

This is a very common question Christians ask their pastors after they commit what they think are serious or heinous sins, such as murder or adultery. We know from Scriptures that King David was forgiven by God of these two sins. Jesus speaks of this blasphemy as the “unforgivable sin.” This is a most serious […]

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