You talk about mountaintop experiences!! Jesus and Peter and James and John had one!!! What happened up there on that mountain? Here’s one way to look at it. Jesus became dazzling white. Something about Him changed – something so drastic that even the deaf, dumb, and blind disciples experienced it. On that mountain God spoke… Continue reading On New Mountains!
Post by Marvin H. It isn’t easy being salt … or light … but that’s what Jesus says we are. We tend to hear Him asking us to try to become salt, to become light, but that’s not what He says. We ARE salt and light because that is what He makes of us, beginning… Continue reading We ARE Salt and Light
Matthew 5:38-48 is only ten verses, how hard could it be? Have you read it yet? Do you actually know anyone who even tries to follow Jesus’ teaching? Jesus talks about loving our enemies, praying for them, rejecting revenge, growing in generosity, suffering for the sake of the kingdom of God. Who actually does that!?… Continue reading Who even does this stuff?
Post by Cathy R. Last week we heard that we are here to be the salt of the earth and the light for the world. But how do we do that, in a world full of lies, exploitation, violence, evil? Jesus’ values are different from this world’s values – the world keeps telling us to… Continue reading Rules, Rules, Rules… Grace!
Post by Pastor Stephen What makes for good TV? Murder, adultery, lies! TV knows the parts of life that draw you in to get you to watch. So does Jesus. Murder, adultery, lies. Jesus drives right into the heart of life as his teaching continues on the mountain. We’re all tempted by these things. We… Continue reading This Makes Great TV!
Post from Tom G. Growing up in the South we have always talked about people being “salt of the earth.” Many times this was closely followed by, “he/she would give you the shirt off of their back.” That typically meant that someone was very down-to-earth and was also very giving. I never really thought much… Continue reading Salt, Light, Jesus and Star Trek
The mourning, the meek, the persecuted – they are among the blessed. Right now!!!! How is that possible? Because the Holy Spirit is alive and well – in people like you… and you… and you… and you… The Holy Spirit and you are why the downtrodden are blessed. That’s what Jesus says in the Sermon… Continue reading Salt and Light