Matthew 5The Sermon On The MountIt is Jesus’ longest teachingin Scripture, and no gospel in it.It Is The Law Of The Kingdo...
The Sermon On The MountThe Context: Matthew, History & Jewish Culture• Pastor Vern Peterman, http://www.hollyhillsbiblechu...
The Sermon On The MountThe Context: Matthew, History & Jewish Culture…Matthew likely having written his gospel in the40-55...
Matthew 5:1-12
Who’s the Sermon On The Mount For?• Matthew 5:1…His disciples came to Him. 2 He openedHis mouth and began to teach them…• ...
Well, I Just Keep the Sermon On TheMount• Oh, how are you doing with Matthew 5:48?• Matthew 5:48 "Therefore you are to bep...
Lot’s Of Beatitudes Not In The Beatitudes• Psalm 32:1…How blessed is he whose transgression isforgiven, Whose sin is cover...
Start of the “Sermon On The Flat” DLK• Luke 6:17 Jesus came down with them and stoodon a level place…• But there are “leve...
Kingdom Of God, Kingdom Of Heaven• Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom ofheaven.• Luke 6...
Mat 5:4, Epistle of Ignatius to theEphesians• NAU Matthew 5:4-5 Blessed are they that mourn:for they shall be comforted. 5...
Matthew 5:5, Meek Not Weak• Meek is used to describe powerful horses whoyield to their trainers• Power under control
Matthew 5:5, Meek?• NAS CSB NAU "Blessed are the gentle...• NIV NET ESV YLT NKJ KJV Blessed are the meek...• dictionary.re...
Matthew 5:5, Meek?• NAS CSB NAU "Blessed are the gentle...• NIV NET ESV YLT NKJ KJV Blessed are the meek...• [GING] πραΰςπ...
Peacemakers Are Not Pacifists• Matthew 10:34…I did not come to bring peace, but asword.• Luke 22:36…whoever has no sword i...
Mat 5:9 Early Christian Writer, Cyprian• Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers,for they shall be called sons of God.• “...
Matthew 5:9, Be Peacemakers• Proverbs 17:14 . . . abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.• Whenever possible, overlook t...
Luke 6:27, 35, Matthew 5:44, LoveYour Enemies• Matthew 5:44 "But I say to you, love yourenemies and pray for those who per...
Matthew 5:5, Blessed Are The Gentle• Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the gentle• Yes, we expect more of Christians, but we too oft...
Matthew 5:13-32
Matthew 5:14, Light Of The World• Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of the world.A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;• Joh...
Matthew 5:18, I Say To You• Matthew 5:18 "For truly I say to you…• Jesus says “I say to you” 9X’s in Matt. 5• 14X’s in Mat...
Matthew 5:29-30, Bill Clinton Verses• Matthew 5:29 "If your right eye makes youstumble, tear it out and throw it from you;...
Matthew 5:31-32, Divorce• Matthew 5:31 "It was said, WHOEVER SENDS HIS WIFEAWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE...
Matthew 5:33-48
Matthew 5:33-37, Making Vows• Numbers 6:21 "This is the law of the Nazirite who vows hisoffering to the LORD…• Numbers 30:...
Matthew 5:36, Cannot Make One Hair• Matthew 5:36 "Nor shall you make an oath byyour head, for you cannot make one hair whi...
Matthew 5:40, Coats• Matthew 5:40 "If anyone wants to sue you andtake your shirt, let him have your coat also.• Coats were...
Matthew 5:48, God is perfect in every way• KJV Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even asyour Father which is in heaven...
The End
Matthew 6, Prayer
Who’s the Sermon On The Mount For?• Matthew 5:1…His disciples came to Him. 2 He openedHis mouth and began to teach them…• ...
Matthew 6:30, “Keep The Faith Baby”• Matt 6:30…You oflittle faith!• Psalm 146:6 Whomade heaven andearth, The sea andall th...
Matthew 6:1-15 1 Thessalonians 5:17Jeremiah 29:7-14, Prayer• 1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing;• What can God have...
Matthew 6:1-4, Giving Is Private• Matthew 6:2 When you give alms, do not sound a trumpet . . .• Compass International says...
Smile First, Forgive First• Let us be the first to give a friendly sign; to nod first,smile first, speak first, and- if su...
Jeremiah 7:16 Proverbs 15:29 Isaiah 1:15 1 John 5:15, 16 Prayknowing God is listening 3 John 2 James 5:13, Pray Early, Pra...
Proverbs 17:14 Matthew 5:9• Today is January 22, 2013 Verse of the Day –• Proverbs 17:14 . . . abandon the quarrel before ...
• Today is October 12, 2012• Verse of the Day -- Galatians 6:1 If a man is caught in anytrespass, you who are spiritual, r...
http://www.hollyhillsbiblechurch.org/• http://www.hollyhillsbiblechurch.org/messages/?series_id=57&series_page=40
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• Today is October 12, 2012•Verse of the Day -- Galatians 6:1•If a man is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual,re...
• Dear Compass,• In the GML regarding tattoos, …Jesus also raised the barexplaining that it isnt just the action that is j...
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  • The Archaeological Study Bible says on page 1565,
  • Matt. 5:4 - NIV, NAB - in Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesianshttp://www.earlychristianwritings.com/e-catena/matthew5.html
  • http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/meek?s=t
  • Matt. 5:9 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise I On the Unity of the Churchhttp://www.earlychristianwritings.com/e-catena/matthew5.html
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  • Shelley Toren, Ada, MI. Today's Christian Woman, "Heart to Heart."
  • Today is February 1, 2013Verse of the Day Compass, www.compass.org. or call 800-977-2177 for a catalog.
  • by Paul HeneburyPart 1, Part 2, Part
  • The Through The Bible Radio Network, in their monthly newsletter of May 2013, J Vernon McGee's , Introduction to J Vernon McGee on Prayer
  • Ephesians 5:8 Colossians 1:13 Psalm 107:14 Matthew 5:14 John 8:12
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    1. 1. Matthew 5The Sermon On The MountIt is Jesus’ longest teachingin Scripture, and no gospel in it.It Is The Law Of The KingdomIt Vastly Exceeds Moses Law
    2. 2. The Sermon On The MountThe Context: Matthew, History & Jewish Culture• Pastor Vern Peterman, http://www.hollyhillsbiblechurch.org/• The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5 through 7) isone of the most written about, and talked about passages inall of Scripture. What has become known as the Lord’s Prayer,from the Sermon on the Mount is recited in unison at leastweekly in many church services worldwide.• In baffling contrast, the Sermon on the Mount is also one ofthe most misunderstood passages in all of Scripture. Wholedenominations set aside principle teachings within it, even asthey recite other parts of it with great regularity. The greatestsource of these common misunderstandings is a lack ofrecognition of the context of the Sermon on the Mount, aswell as lacking a consistent view of its contents. …we willexamine both of these - context & content …”
    3. 3. The Sermon On The MountThe Context: Matthew, History & Jewish Culture…Matthew likely having written his gospel in the40-55 AD timeframe. The 40 AD end of therange would mean that Matthew wrote thegospel about a decade after Christ ascended…GospelName &AuthorMatthew Mark Luke JohnAddressedtoJews Romans Greeks All
    4. 4. Matthew 5:1-12
    5. 5. Who’s the Sermon On The Mount For?• Matthew 5:1…His disciples came to Him. 2 He openedHis mouth and began to teach them…• But it’s in the OT dispensation;• Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent out afterinstructing them: "Do not go in the way of the Gentiles,and do not enter any city of the Samaritans; 6 butrather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7"And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom ofheaven is at hand.‘• Matthew 11:11 "Truly I say to you, among those bornof women there has not arisen anyone greater thanJohn the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in thekingdom of heaven is greater than he.
    6. 6. Well, I Just Keep the Sermon On TheMount• Oh, how are you doing with Matthew 5:48?• Matthew 5:48 "Therefore you are to beperfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.• Then ask his wife.• Matthew was a tax collector and archeologistshave found their detailed records, written in ashorthand. Matthew’s accounts are longest,probably because he kept the best notes.
    7. 7. Lot’s Of Beatitudes Not In The Beatitudes• Psalm 32:1…How blessed is he whose transgression isforgiven, Whose sin is covered! 2 How blessed is theman to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity…• Psalm 41:1…How blessed is he who considers thehelpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.• Psalm 65:4 How blessed is the one whom You chooseand bring near to You To dwell in Your courts…• Matthew 11:6 "And blessed is he who does not takeoffense at Me.“• John 13:17 "If you know these things, you are blessed ifyou do them.• John 20:29…Blessed are they who did not see, and yetbelieved."
    8. 8. Start of the “Sermon On The Flat” DLK• Luke 6:17 Jesus came down with them and stoodon a level place…• But there are “level places” on mounts, and Jesusno doubt preached this sermon many times.• The Archaeological Study Bible says on page1565, “He went up the mountain a little way sothat his immediate followers would be nearerthan the rest and then came down with them to alevel place (Lk 6:17), still in "the mountain."Presently he sat down and began to teach…”
    9. 9. Kingdom Of God, Kingdom Of Heaven• Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom ofheaven.• Luke 6:20 Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.• Matthew 10:5-7 These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them:… 7"And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.• Luke 9:1-2 And He called the twelve together,… 2 And He sent them out toproclaim the kingdom of God…• Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, " Let the children alone, and do nothinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs tosuch as these."• Mark 10:14 But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them,"Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdomof God belongs to such as these.• There is nothing in Scripture, or in Jewish literature, that indicates anyJewish understanding, or teaching of a difference in the phases “kingdomof heaven’, kingdom of God.”
    10. 10. Mat 5:4, Epistle of Ignatius to theEphesians• NAU Matthew 5:4-5 Blessed are they that mourn:for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are themeek: for they shall inherit the earth.• “Conquer ye their harsh temper by gentleness,their passion by meekness. For "blessed are themeek ;”• 2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I, Paul, myself urge youby the meekness and gentleness of Christ-- I whoam meek when face to face with you, but boldtoward you when absent!
    11. 11. Matthew 5:5, Meek Not Weak• Meek is used to describe powerful horses whoyield to their trainers• Power under control
    12. 12. Matthew 5:5, Meek?• NAS CSB NAU "Blessed are the gentle...• NIV NET ESV YLT NKJ KJV Blessed are the meek...• dictionary.reference.com• Meek, adjective, meek·er, meek·est.1.humbly patient or docile, as under provocationfrom others.• 2.overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame.• 3.Obsolete . gentle; kind.
    13. 13. Matthew 5:5, Meek?• NAS CSB NAU "Blessed are the gentle...• NIV NET ESV YLT NKJ KJV Blessed are the meek...• [GING] πραΰςπραυς, πραεῖα, πραυ gentle, humble,considerate Mt 5:5; 11:29; 21:5; 1 Pt 3:4…• Strong’s <4239b> πραΰς praus• Meaning: gentle… Usage: gentle(4).• Notes: 1 Or humble, meek , a Psa 37:11
    14. 14. Peacemakers Are Not Pacifists• Matthew 10:34…I did not come to bring peace, but asword.• Luke 22:36…whoever has no sword is to sell his coatand buy one.
    15. 15. Mat 5:9 Early Christian Writer, Cyprian• Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers,for they shall be called sons of God.• “If we are fellow-heirs with Christ, let us abidein the peace of Christ; if we are sons of God,we ought to be peacemakers. "Blessed," saysHe, "are the peacemakers; for they shall becalled the sons of God.”• Cyprian Treatise I On the Unity of the Church
    16. 16. Matthew 5:9, Be Peacemakers• Proverbs 17:14 . . . abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.• Whenever possible, overlook transgressions.• Try not to "add fuel to the fire" instead "let the fire go out for lack of fuel."• For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer,contention quiets down. Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,So is a contentious man to kindle strife. Proverbs 26:20-21• Weigh carefully the cost/benefit of every battle. For we bear theresponsibility of either walking away (turn the other cheek) or engaging inquarrels.• Proverbs 20:3 Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any foolwill quarrel.• 2 Timothy 2:23 But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing thatthey produce quarrels.• Pro 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
    17. 17. Luke 6:27, 35, Matthew 5:44, LoveYour Enemies• Matthew 5:44 "But I say to you, love yourenemies and pray for those who persecuteyou,• When Jesus tells us to love our enemies, HeHimself will give us the love with which to doit. We are neither factories nor reservoirs ofHis love, only channels. When we understandthat, all excuse for pride is eliminated.• Corrie ten Boom
    18. 18. Matthew 5:5, Blessed Are The Gentle• Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the gentle• Yes, we expect more of Christians, but we too often shoot ourown wounded, instead of lifting and exhorting one another.• Galatians 6:1 Brethren, even if anyone is caught in anytrespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spiritof gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you toowill not be tempted.• 2 Timothy 4:2 preach the word; be ready in season and out ofseason; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience andinstruction.• 2 Timothy 2:25 with gentleness correcting those who are inopposition …
    19. 19. Matthew 5:13-32
    20. 20. Matthew 5:14, Light Of The World• Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of the world.A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;• John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them,saying, "I am the Light of the world; he whofollows Me will not walk in the darkness, butwill have the Light of life.“• Not monasticism
    21. 21. Matthew 5:18, I Say To You• Matthew 5:18 "For truly I say to you…• Jesus says “I say to you” 9X’s in Matt. 5• 14X’s in Matt 5-6• Steve Fernandez was saved while readingthese in Matthew.
    22. 22. Matthew 5:29-30, Bill Clinton Verses• Matthew 5:29 "If your right eye makes youstumble, tear it out and throw it from you; forit is better for you to lose one of the parts ofyour body, than for your whole body to bethrown into hell.• 30 "If your right hand makes you stumble, cutit off and throw it from you; for it is better foryou to lose one of the parts of your body, thanfor your whole body to go into hell.
    23. 23. Matthew 5:31-32, Divorce• Matthew 5:31 "It was said, WHOEVER SENDS HIS WIFEAWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE;• Deuteronomy 24:1 "When a man takes a wife and marriesher, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyesbecause he has found some indecency in her, and hewrites her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her handand sends her out from his house,• Jeremiah 3:8-10 "And I saw that for all the adulteries offaithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ ofdivorce…• Deuteronomy 21:10-14, 22:19, 29, 24:1 1 Corinthians7:11-20 Mark 10:2-12 Matthew 19:3-12
    24. 24. Matthew 5:33-48
    25. 25. Matthew 5:33-37, Making Vows• Numbers 6:21 "This is the law of the Nazirite who vows hisoffering to the LORD…• Numbers 30:4 and her father hears her vow …then all hervows…• Psalm 50:14 "Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving Andpay your vows to the Most High…• Nahum 1:15…Celebrate your feasts, O Judah; Pay yourvows…• Hebrews 6:17…God, desiring even more to show to theheirs of the promise the unchangeableness of Hispurpose, interposed with an oath,• If you make vows, keep them, but better yet is to “let yourstatement be, Yes, yes or No, no” (I swear to God)
    26. 26. Matthew 5:36, Cannot Make One Hair• Matthew 5:36 "Nor shall you make an oath byyour head, for you cannot make one hair white orblack.• Shelley Toren says, “One evening while mydaughters were taking a bath together, 4-year-oldAndrea began pouring water over her 10-month-old sisters bald little head. Exasperated, I askedAndrea what she was doing. Without a momentshesitation, she replied,• "Im watering Rachels head so her hair willgrow!"
    27. 27. Matthew 5:40, Coats• Matthew 5:40 "If anyone wants to sue you andtake your shirt, let him have your coat also.• Coats were very important in the cold desert;• Deuteronomy 24:12 "If he is a poor man, youshall not sleep with his pledge. 13 "When the sungoes down you shall surely return the pledge tohim, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you;and it will be righteousness for you before theLORD your God.
    28. 28. Matthew 5:48, God is perfect in every way• KJV Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even asyour Father which is in heaven is perfect• Deuteronomy 32:4 "The Rock! His work is perfect,For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness andwithout injustice, Righteous and upright is He.• Job 36:4…One who is perfect in knowledge…• 1 Timothy 1:16 …His perfect patience as anexample…
    29. 29. The End
    30. 30. Matthew 6, Prayer
    31. 31. Who’s the Sermon On The Mount For?• Matthew 5:1…His disciples came to Him. 2 He openedHis mouth and began to teach them…• But it’s in the OT dispensation;• Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent out afterinstructing them: "Do not go in the way of the Gentiles,and do not enter any city of the Samaritans; 6 butrather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7"And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom ofheaven is at hand.‘• Matthew 11:11 "Truly I say to you, among those bornof women there has not arisen anyone greater thanJohn the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in thekingdom of heaven is greater than he.
    32. 32. Matthew 6:30, “Keep The Faith Baby”• Matt 6:30…You oflittle faith!• Psalm 146:6 Whomade heaven andearth, The sea andall that is in them;Who keeps faithforever;• Luke 8:25…"Where is yourfaith?“…
    33. 33. Matthew 6:1-15 1 Thessalonians 5:17Jeremiah 29:7-14, Prayer• 1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing;• What can God have that gives him greatersatisfaction than that a thousand times a dayall his creatures should thus pause towithdraw and worship him in the heart.•• Brother Lawrence
    34. 34. Matthew 6:1-4, Giving Is Private• Matthew 6:2 When you give alms, do not sound a trumpet . . .• Compass International says “Churches all over the world have pews, hymn books,pianos, and organs adorned with the names of those who donated them. This isnot good. The Bible says if you do your deeds and take credit for them, thats theextent of your reward. But if you do good deeds secretly, not making a big deal outof them or taking credit for them, God will reward you openly on judgment day.• when you give alms (do good deeds, give money, etc.), do not let your left handknow what your right hand is doing that your alms may be in secret; and yourFather who sees in secret will repay you. —Matthew 6:3• Anything done with the wrong motive doesnt count. Everything you do with theright motive (within Gods will/allowing Him to use you) will count. Using money asan example, it is far better to give one dollar to your church, privately, for the rightreasons, than to give ten million dollars for the wrong reasons. God doesnt wantor need our money, He owns it all.• For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills. —Psalm 50:10• Rather, He wants our hearts.• . . . doing the will of God from the heart. —Ephesians 6:6
    35. 35. Smile First, Forgive First• Let us be the first to give a friendly sign; to nod first,smile first, speak first, and- if such a thing is necessary-forgive first.• Unknown• Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we alsohave forgiven our debtors.• Mark 2:7 "Why does this man speak that way? He isblaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone?“• 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful andrighteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us fromall unrighteousness.
    36. 36. Jeremiah 7:16 Proverbs 15:29 Isaiah 1:15 1 John 5:15, 16 Prayknowing God is listening 3 John 2 James 5:13, Pray Early, PrayOften• Pray Early, Pray Often• Our 4-year-old daughters surgery was scheduled for 11:30a.m. We were becoming anxious as time passed and no onecame to get her. Finally at 12:30, the surgeon arrived at herroom. Knowing my husband is a minister, the doctor askedus if many people were praying for this surgery.• Edgy from the delay, I said, "They were praying for you anhour ago."• With a smile, he shot back, "Thanks. That surgery went verywell."• —Marcia Hornor, Salt Lake City, Utah. "Lite Fare," ChristianReader.• Ps. 66:18, Jer. 7:16
    37. 37. Proverbs 17:14 Matthew 5:9• Today is January 22, 2013 Verse of the Day –• Proverbs 17:14 . . . abandon the quarrel before it breaks out.• THOUGHT FOR THE DAY• If at all possible, overlook a transgression.• MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY• In the course of a day, youll have many opportunities to "add fuel to thefire" or "let the fire go out for lack of fuel."• For lack of wood the fire goes out, And where there is no whisperer,contention quiets down. Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,So is a contentious man to kindle strife. Proverbs 26:20-21• God wants us to be peacemakers.• Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew5:9• There are, of course, times when we must defend our God, our country, orour family. But other than those rare occurrences, we have the
    38. 38. • Today is October 12, 2012• Verse of the Day -- Galatians 6:1 If a man is caught in anytrespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit ofgentleness;• THOUGHT FOR THE DAY• Christians too often shoot their wounded.• MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY• Believers have the responsibility to exhort one another, topoint out sin to the non-repentant.• preach the word; be ready in season and out of season;reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience andinstruction. 2 Timothy 4:2• But we also have the responsibility to correct in a spirit of
    39. 39. http://www.hollyhillsbiblechurch.org/• http://www.hollyhillsbiblechurch.org/messages/?series_id=57&series_page=40
    40. 40. Luke 6:27, 35, Matthew 5:44, LoveYour Enemies• Matthew 5:44 "But I say to you, love yourenemies and pray for those who persecuteyou,• When Jesus tells us to love our enemies, HeHimself will give us the love with which to doit. We are neither factories nor reservoirs ofHis love, only channels. When we understandthat, all excuse for pride is eliminated.• Corrie ten Boom
    41. 41. • Today is October 12, 2012•Verse of the Day -- Galatians 6:1•If a man is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual,restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness;•THOUGHT FOR THE DAY• Christians too often shoot their wounded.•MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY• Believers have the responsibility to exhort one another, to
    42. 42. • Dear Compass,• In the GML regarding tattoos, …Jesus also raised the barexplaining that it isnt just the action that is judged, but alsothe "thought" behind an action.• You have heard that it was said, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMITADULTERY"; but I say to you that everyone who looks at awoman with lust for her has already committed adultery withher in his heart. —Matthew 5:27-28• Never forget that the law cant save you.I do not nullify thegrace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law,then Christ died needlessly. —Galatians 2:21Yet Believers willbe judged according to its righteous standard as it applies tous.each mans work will become evident; for the day will showit because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself willtest the quality of each mans work. If any mans work whichhe has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If anymans work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself willbe saved, yet so as through fire. —1 Corinthians 3:13-15But,
    43. 43. God is perfect in every way• Matthew 5:48 Deuteronomy 32:4 Job 36:4 Psalm 19:7a Isaiah. 25:11 Timothy 1:16 1 John 4:18• Today is October 22, 2012Verse of the Day -- Genesis 7:4I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights . . .THOUGHT FOR THE DAY• Forty is Gods number for testing.•MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY• God is perfect in every way.• Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. —Matthew 5:48)The Bible gives us examples of His perfection. He is:Perfectin work."The Rock! His work is perfect,For all His ways are just;A God of faithfulness and without injustice,Righteous and upright is He. —Deuteronomy 32:4
    44. 44. Deuteronomy 21:10-14, 22:19, 29, 24:1 1Corinthians 7:11-20 Mark 10:2-12 Matthew19:3-12 Matthew 5:31-32, DIVORCE• Matthew 5:31 "It was said, WHOEVER SENDSHIS WIFE AWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER ACERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE;
    45. 45. Song of Solomon 4:1 Judges 16:13 Leviticus13:40 Ezekiel 27:31 2 Kings 2:23 Matthew 5:361 Corinthians 11:15• One evening while my daughters were takinga bath together, 4-year-old Andrea beganpouring water over her 10-month-old sistersbald little head. Exasperated, I asked Andreawhat she was doing. Without a momentshesitation, she replied, "Im watering Rachelshead so her hair will grow!"• —Shelley Toren, Ada, MI. Todays ChristianWoman, "Heart to Heart."
    46. 46. Proverbs 17:14 Matthew 5:9• Today is January 22, 2013• Verse of the Day -- Proverbs 17:14. . . abandon the quarrel before it breaksout.• THOUGHT FOR THE DAY• If at all possible, overlook a transgression.• MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY• In the course of a day, youll have many opportunities to "add fuel to thefire" or "let the fire go out for lack of fuel."• For lack of wood the fire goes out,And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,So is a contentious man to kindle strife. —Proverbs 26:20-21God wants us tobe peacemakers. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sonsof God. — Matthew 5:9 There are, of course, times when we must defendour God, our country, or our family. But other than those rare occurrences,we have the responsibility of walking away from potential quarrels:
    47. 47. 1 Samuel 16:7 1 Corinthians 5:9-10, 12-13 Matthew5:16 Isaiah 9:2 Matthew 13:24-30 Daniel 3:12 Hebrews13:17 Luke 20:22-25, Christians In The World• Do you think Christians should shop at grocery stores who sell beer andtobacco products? And what about supporting businesses that supporthomosexuals and/or abortion?•ANSWER:• There is a vast difference between businesses that are clearly supportingsinful acts like abortion and homosexual activity and those that simplycarry items that MAY be sinfully abused. For instance, in past GMLs, weshowed scripturally that drinking wine (including beer) and smokingcigarettes were not necessarily sin in themselves.• The Bible says we must pay taxes (Luke 20:22-25) and obey the laws(Hebrews 13:17), even if the government is corrupt - assuming that youdont disobey God by obeying the law (Daniel 3:12).• "Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" But He detected theirtrickery and said to them, "Show Me a denarius. Whose likeness andinscription does it have?" They said, "Caesars." And He said to them,
    48. 48. The Struggle of Prayer (4, by PaulHeneburyPart 1, Part 2, Part• The Struggle of Prayer (4)• by Paul HeneburyPart 1, Part 2, Part 3• In the last post I cited what is often called “The Lord’s Prayer.” It would be good to have a brief exposition of it. Let us begin by dividing it up:• "Pray, then, in this way:• Introduction and First Petition: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. 10Thy kingdom come• Second Petition: Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.• Third Petition: Give us this day our daily bread.• Fourth Petition: And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.• Fifth Petition: And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.• Doxology: For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. - Matt. 6:9-13.• As a matter of fact, and as most of you know, this isn’t an actual prayer to be prayed (although it can be put to that use), but a model or outline of how to pray. Since it comes from theOne who hears the prayers we send up, this little outline is full of interest.• “Our Father in Heaven”• After telling the disciples that they not pray long and repetitive prayers (“God does not measure prayer by the yard” – R.C.H. Lenski), the Lord Jesus tells them to address God personallyas their Father. We are not to think the OT saints did not speak to God in a direct and informal way. There are clear examples of this in the Psalms for example. But we do not find themcalling Him by this paternal word “Father.” The word Jesus used is an Aramaic term ‘Abba’ which was commonly used even by grown up children as an affectionate way for addressing anearthly father. This tells us that relationship is at the center of prayer. Cold formality puts God in the wrong setting and makes Him seem aloof and unfeeling. It is hard to draw near tosomeone like that. But real prayer does draw us close, even if it is in confession and repentance (Heb.4:14-16; 1 Jn. 1:9).• Calling upon God as our Father honors God’s intentions in sending Christ for us. In His great priestly prayer Jesus declared, "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You havegiven Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.” (Jn. 17:6). It is comforting to know that the Father chose to have this personal andloving bond with us through the Son and the Spirit (1 Cor. 1:4; Rom. 8:14-17).• “Hallowed by your Name”• To “hallow” something is to treat it with great reverence so as to set it apart from other things. God’s Name invokes God Himself, which is why we must not take His Name in vain or utterit in an inappropriate way. As one Puritan writer put it: “Could we but see a glimpse of God’s glory, as Moses did in the rock, it would draw adoration and praise from us.” – ThomasWatson, The Lord’s Prayer, 50. We should have it in our hearts that God’s name may shine forth gloriously in other hearts, as it one day shall. Thus, there ought to be a sense ofanticipation as well as honor in our speaking to God. We should seek to magnify Him in our lives; not by our “success” but by our efforts to, ”walk in the light as He is in the light” (1 Jn.1:7). As Watson goes on to say, “If we do not magnify his name, we contradict our own prayers.” – Ibid, 51.• “Your kingdom come”• Just what does it mean to pray “Your kingdom come”? As a matter of fact this depends on ones theology. I find this to be quite fascinating; that the very first petition in the Model Prayerdivides believers along two lines depending on how they interpret the kingdom. Some commentators combine these words with those that immediately follow, so that “Your will bedone on earth as it is in heaven” become synonymous with “Your kingdom come.” I sympathize with this approach, but I do not adopt it because too often this can lead people to de-emphasize the meaning of “kingdom” in its context. While it is true that God’s will is done on earth by some persons (e.g. Matt. 12:28; cf. 12:50; 21:31-32; 26:42), it would be quite wrongto equate that with the prayer for the coming of the kingdom.• In its setting in the early ministry of Jesus (see for example Matt. 10: 5-7), the kingdom would mean only one thing to the disciples and the people in general. It would mean theMessianic Golden Age promised by the Prophets in Isaiah 2, 11, 62, and Micah 4 (cf. Acts 1:6). Therefore, in its proper context, this petition looks forward to the return of Christ and Hisrighteous reign over the earth.• For those Christians whose theology tells them that Christ is ruling now, the petition has to be lifted out of its original context and deposited within a context more conducive to theirdoctrine of the Church. Notwithstanding, Jesus’ intention here is that we pray for Christ’s coming Millennial Reign to be set up. That of course means that we join in the hope expressedin the last prayer offered in Scripture: “Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus!” (Rev. 22:20).
    49. 49. Matthew 5:39 Luke 6:29, Offer HimThe Other Cheek• Luke 6:29 "Whoever hits you on the cheek,offer him the other also; and whoever takesaway your coat, do not withhold your shirtfrom him either.
    50. 50. Luke 11:1, Prayer, Our Vital Breath• J Vernon McGees has an article on prayer that says “According to myhumble judgment, the greatest need for the present-day church is prayer.Prayer should be the vital breath of the church, but right now it is gaspingfor air. One of the great Bible teachers of the past said that the churchgoes forward on its knees. Maybe one of the reasons the church is notgoing forward today is because its not in a position to go forward – we arenot on our knees in prayer. We seek out panaceas to resolve the conflictsof the world and to heal our own personal and private wounds. Many areconsulting the psychiatrist, the doctor, the minister, and anyone else whowill listen. But we do not seem to recognize that the great need in our ownpersonal lives is prayer. In fact, prayer is the greatest neglected resourcethat we have; its a power that we simply are not using today. The discipleswent to our Lord and said, "Lord, teach us to pray" (Luke 11:1). They didnot ask him how to pray – they werent looking for lessons on technique oran outline for ritualistic prayer. They had obviously heard our Lord pray,and they wanted to learn how to pray on the same high level as He did.This is a request many of us today need to make: "Lord, teach us to pray."(Introduction to J Vernon McGee on prayer by Dr. J Vernon McGee)".
    51. 51. Ephesians 5:8 Colossians 1:13 Psalm107:14 Matthew 5:14 John 8:12, LightOr Darkness• Today is May 10, 2013, Verse of the Day -- Genesis 1:4. . . and God separated thelight from the darkness.• THOUGHT FOR THE DAY• Gods first act of creation was to separate the light from the darkness, and Hesbeen doing the same thing throughout time.• MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY• Scripture says that Jesus is the Light of the world.• . . . I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness,but shall have the Light of life. —John 8:12 In turn, Jesus said that we, as Hisfollowers, are also the light of the world. You are the light of the world. A city seton a hill cannot be hidden. —Matthew 5:14 As believers, we are like prisoners whohave been led out of the darkness and into the light. He brought them out ofdarkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands apart. —Psalm 107:14For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to thekingdom of His beloved Son. —Colossians 1:13• Therefore, we are to live as lights in a dark world. For you were formerly darkness,but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light.—Ephesians 5:8
    52. 52. Matthew 24:35, My Words• Matthew 24:35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, butMy words will not pass away.• NAU Matthew 5:18 "For truly I say to you, until heavenand earth pass away, not the smallest letter or strokeshall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.• KJV Matthew 5:18 …one jot or one tittle …• Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and activeand sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing asfar as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints andmarrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentionsof the heart.• Psalm 119:160 The sum of Your word is truth, Andevery one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.Shin.
    53. 53. Luke 6:20 Matthew 5:12, Sermon onthe Mount• Today is May 16, 2013•Verse of the Day -- Matthew 5:12•Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great.•THOUGHT FOR THE DAY• We have a lot to look forward to!•MINI BIBLE STUDY FOR THE DAY• For many Christians, Judgment Day is something they dont look forward to. But for those who "walk their talk,"its reward time. In Matthew 5:1-12, referred to as the "Sermon on the Mount," Jesus gives the characteristics ofsome of those who will be glad on Judgment Day:• Verse 3 - "poor in spirit" (dependent on God, not themselves)• Verse 4 - "who mourn"• Verse 5 - "the gentle" (humble or meek)• Verse 6 - "who hunger and thirst for righteousness"• Verse 7 - "merciful"• Verse 8 - "pure in heart"• Verse 9 - "peacemakers"• Verse 10 - "persecuted for the sake of righteousness"•
    54. 54. Creation Moments;Luke 12:25 James 5:3 Matthew 6:19Ezekiel 24:6 WHY DONT YOU RUST?• Did you ever wonder why you dont rust? Before you laugh, remember –iron is not only a major part of your blood, it is used to attract the oxygenthat is carried by your blood to the rest of your body. And you know whathappens when oxygen meets the iron in your car or a tool that is leftoutside overnight – rust! So, why dont we rust?• Part of the reason is that the molecular structure of hemoglobin is verycleverly designed so that the iron in your hemoglobin attracts oxygen andholds it but, at the same time, is prevented from rusting. There are manydesigns that hemoglobin could have – but the actual structure preventsrust from forming. But 200 billion of your red blood cells die every day.The iron in those cells is no longer prevented by the hemoglobin fromforming rust. So your body collects iron from these cells and stores it intiny protective containers made up of the protein ferritin, where it isprevented from combining with oxygen and turning into rust.• Actually, these rust proofing systems in the body can go wrong because ofa rare genetic defect called bronze anemia. People suffering from this

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