Tag Archives: Commandments

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Pt XX – Matthew 26:26-28

One of the last commandments of Jesus was given on the eve of the Crucifixion.  During a time that should have been filled with stress and fear, the Lord took the time to fellowship with the Disciples in remembrance of the Passover.  Near the end of this meal, Matthew tells us that the Lord took […]

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Pt VII – Matthew 5:33-37

This week’s message takes on the importance of oath keeping and avoiding them where possible.  What may seem like an odd topic for Jesus fits right in with the previous messages concerning anger and adultery because our commitments or our failure to keep them impact not only ourselves but many others around us.  For instance, […]

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Pt VI – Matthew 5:27-28

Adultery and the broader sin of fornication are so destructive that nations have been torn apart over it.  Not only is sexual sin personally harmful, it undermines the family and corrodes the moral fiber of the church and society as a whole. The disturbing accessibility of pornography demonstrates this problem with massive amounts of internet […]

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Pt V – Jonah 4:4

Anger is like fire, and fire can be dangerous to others and ourselves when improperly handled.  Continuing on from last week, we consider how Christians aught to handle anger toward others.  While passion has wonderful, and at times anger plays a part in that passion, it must be tempered with love.  Furthermore, we must be […]

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Pt IV – Matthew 5:16

A well known admonition of Jesus Christ is for disciples to “Let Your Light Shine!” When we are born again in Christ, we are blessed to have new inclinations and a new perspective. While this new creature is present in each believer, we also know it is not alone. As long as we live in […]

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Part III – Mark 5:36

Continuing this week is our focus on the commandments of Jesus Christ.  Related to the Lords command for disciples to follow Him, we must also believe in Him stamping down our fears.  While experience teaches us that faith in the Savior is well placed, sometimes following the Lord into and through the valley of the […]

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Part II – John 12:26

This week’s message looks at the simple command of Jesus Christ to follow him.  At the core of Jesus’ ministry is a return to the simplicity found at the beginning of time when God dwelled with the first man and woman.  Jesus called his disciples to follow him.  Without turning to follow Jesus, we would […]