Everything listed under: Sermon on the Mount

  • Worry and Idolatry (Matthew 6:25-34)

    Are you a worrier?  Most of us know the Bible says not to worry, but many of us do it anyway, at least occasionally.  Pastor Jim takes us on an in-depth explanation of worry, examining how it is offensive to God because it is a form of serving two masters, and discussing some strategies for combating worry in your life.       You can listen to the message by using the player below, or you can download the message by clicking the down-arrow in the top right corner of the ...

  • The Lord's Prayer

    Who taught you how to pray?  As we continue our teaching through the Sermon on the Mount, we come to the passage known as the Lord's Prayer, where for the first time in the Bible, God instructs his people on how to pray.  Every word in this prayer is packed with meaning, and Pastor Jim helps us to get the most out of it.       You can listen to the message by using the player below, or you can download the message by clicking the down-arrow in the top right corner of the...

  • The Beatitudes, Part 2

    In the second message from the Beatitudes, Pastor Jim explains the middle three: blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, blessed are the merciful, and blessed are the pure in heart.  We see again how Jesus' wisdom is often at odds with earthly wisdom as we examine what it means the blessed life, the happy life, according to God's definition of those terms.       You can listen to the message by using the player below, or you can download the message by clic...

  • The Beatitudes, Part 1

    One interesting thing about Jesus is that he frequently answered questions with questions, rather than simply coming out and telling people what to do or think.  In the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), though, Jesus speaks clearly and directly about some of the topics that mattered most to him.  The first section of the Sermon on the Mount, called the Beatitudes, talks about what it means for Christians to live the happy life, the blessed life, according to God's definition of "happy...