To know God's love, to show God's love

Built on Rock

Built on Rock

Hear his voice – “the crowds were amazed at his teaching” (v 28) Make it real – “everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man” (v 24)

Stay the Course

Earlier in the Sermon on the Mount, Christ emphasised how we can trust our heavenly Father, for he knows how to give good gifts to his children. Now, as we approach the end of chapter 7, he makes clear that we must trust him, even if it seems impossible, because all other alternatives lead to…

Don’t Worry

Matthew 6 begins with a warning against reducing our righteousness to a performance to be seen by men. The end of that chapter is about the thing that makes us play a part instead of pleasing God – worry


Having issued the ominous warning, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven Matt. 5:20 Jesus now poses six piercing challenges to what we think righteousness really is, and whether what we’re actually looking for is the absolute least we…

Do your job

After the beatitudes Jesus says two profound things to his hearers, ‘You are the salt of the earth You are the light of the world Matt. 5:13-14 Two assertions which imply two requirements of Christ’s followers,

Change your values

The Sermon on the Mount begins with the wonderful disorientation of the beatitudes: nine statements which demand a complete re-evaluation of what we consider an ideal life to look like. It’s nothing less than a demand that we Change our Values, by changing what we value.