Mar 17, 2013
Can You Keep a Secret?
In this section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus addresses the three areas of Jewish piety - praying, fasting, and giving alms. Here again Jesus shows us that God is concerned with our thoughts as much as our actions.
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  • Mar 17, 2013Can You Keep a Secret?
    Mar 17, 2013
    Can You Keep a Secret?
    In this section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus addresses the three areas of Jewish piety - praying, fasting, and giving alms. Here again Jesus shows us that God is concerned with our thoughts as much as our actions.
  • Mar 4, 2013“What Do You Think? Part 2”
    Mar 4, 2013
    “What Do You Think? Part 2”
    This message is the second half of Jesus' words, "You have heard...but I say to you." We discover that Jesus is not doing away with the Commandments, in fact he raises the bar. God is not only interested in our actions but in our thoughts and desires as well.
  • Feb 24, 2013What Do You Think?
    Feb 24, 2013
    What Do You Think?
    Jesus said, "I have not come to abolish the Law," showing us the importance of the Old Testament for Christians. Then he goes on to raise the bar for us in keeping that law, going beyond behavior to our intentions and thoughts.
  • Feb 17, 2013Lightly Seasoned
    Feb 17, 2013
    Lightly Seasoned
    In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus says, "You are the salt of the earth" and "You are the light of the world." Find out what it means to be salt and light in the world.
  • Feb 10, 2013Are You Blessed?
    Feb 10, 2013
    Are You Blessed?
    The Sermon on the Mount is probably the best known and most studied discourse in history. Pastor Chip looks closely at the Beatitudes and explains that they are not a list of rules for getting into Heaven but rather a description of what Christian life looks like. Jesus shows us that true blessings are usually the opposite of what the world thinks.
  • Feb 3, 2013Follow Me
    Feb 3, 2013
    Follow Me
    When Jesus calls his first four disciples, Peter, Andrew, James and John, he is not inviting them to "accept" him. He's calling them to follow; and it's not safe. He calls them to leave everything, including their comfortable, safe family and career, and to follow Jesus, even to death. He calls us in the same way. As Gary Haugen says, "safety kills," and Jesus says, "whoever would lose his life for my sake will find it."
  • Jan 27, 2013If…
    Jan 27, 2013
    If…
    When Jesus is baptized the Father says out loud, "This is my beloved son." In the very next scene Satan tries to cast some doubt saying, "IF you are the Son of God, show some miraculous sign." Satan always tries to cast doubt on our trust for God, saying, "If..."
  • Jan 20, 2013My Beloved Son
    Jan 20, 2013
    My Beloved Son
    At the baptism of Jesus we find all three persons of the Trinity present. When Jesus comes up out of the water, God the Father says, "This is my beloved Son. With him I am well pleased." In our baptism we are united with Christ so that we hear God say to us, "you are my beloved in whom I am well pleased."
  • Jan 13, 2013Where Is the Kingdom?
    Jan 13, 2013
    Where Is the Kingdom?
    John the Baptist comes on the scene saying, "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand." What is the kingdom of heaven? Pastor Chip answers this and explains what it means to repent.
  • Jan 6, 2013Where Is the King?
    Jan 6, 2013
    Where Is the King?
    The wise men arrive from the east and ask only one question: Where is the king? That's the question that the whole book of Matthew attempts to answer and the question we should each be asking in our own life.