Jesus is more concerned about the internal posture of the heart than the external appearance of religiosity.
"Anger is a natural experience to any genuine relationship. Yet Jesus gets down to the heart of anger and teaches practical ways to deal with anger. Let's not let our anger prevent reconciliation in our relationships."
Matthew 5:17-20 Morality cannot SAVE you. Immorality cannot SATISFY you. Jesus does BOTH.
The influence of a Christ-follower is lived out in preserving righteousness and doing good to our neighbor.
The blessings of the Beatitudes are the promises of the kingdom to those who live a repentant lifestyle of humility.
There is in unexpected blessing when we live under the kingdom of God. The upside down of God’s economy bestows blessing on the poor, meek, humble and lowly.
Whether it's physical wellness, career advancement, emotional health or financial freedom--we all aspire to have growth and maturity. Jesus tells the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree in Luke 13:6-9 and unveils common ingredients where we can experience fruitfulness.
Have you ever said something that you wish you can take back? Whether it's gossip, lying, cursing, slander or keeping a secret--taming the tongue is no easy task. James the half brother of Jesus, describes the tongue as a restless evil full of deadly poison (3:8). Let's turn to James 3:1-12 and discover with God's help how we can manage our mouths.