Giving | Matthew 6:1-4

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 6:1) Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the …

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Oaths, Retaliation, & Loving Our Enemies | Matthew 5:33-48

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil. (Matthew 5:37) But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone …

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Anger, Lust, & Divorce | Matthew 5:21-32

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to …

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Christ and the Law | Matthew 5:17-20

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until …

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a thought on eternal security & saltless salt

In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, He boldly proclaims that His followers are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. These are tremendous claims, but I want to focus for the moment upon Jesus’ warning about salt losing its taste. Christ warns that if salt is no longer salty then it …

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Salt of the Earth // Light of the World | Matthew 5:13-16

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. (Matthew 5:13) You are the light of the world. A city set …

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The Beatitudes | Matthew 5:1-12

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are …

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The Kingdom of Heaven | Matthew 4:17

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17) In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 3:1-2) When your days are fulfilled and …

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For Forgiveness

And forgive us our debts,  as we also have forgiven our debtors.  Matthew 6:12 This is simultaneously the most hopeful and heavy piece of the Lord’s Prayer. It is hopeful because Jesus is encouraging us to come to the Father to ask for forgiveness. The heaviness comes next, “as we also have forgiven our debtors.” …

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For Provision

Give us this day our daily bread, Matthew 6:11  After praying for God’s name to be holy, for His kingdom to come, and for His will to be done, Jesus now leads us into praying for our needs. It is important that our needs come after praying for God’s work because it gives us the proper …

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