The Model Prayer

The Model Prayer

Text: Matthew 6:9-13 “In fewer than seventy words we find a masterpiece of the infinite mind of God, who alone could compress every conceivable element of true prayer into such a brief and simple form—a form that even a young child can understand but the most mature believer cannot fully comprehend. Another indication of the …

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Holiness and Works

Holiness and Works

Text: Matthew 6:1-4 As chapter 6 opens, we see Jesus giving us instructions for our good works. The term in Hebrew is tzedakah, which literally means acts of righteousness. In this case, Jesus is speaking about our almsgiving, which by the time of NT Judaism was the meaning of Acts of Tzedakah. “The ‘righteousness which …

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CSB Pastor’s Bible Review

CSB Pastor’s Bible Review

  The most important tool any pastor carries is his Bible and a number of publishers have released special Bibles for pastors, all of which are worth consideration.  Previously, we have reviewed the EVS Pastor’s Bible from Crossway and today we are reviewing the CSB Pastor’s Bible in brown genuine leather. (Note: This Bible was …

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Swearing, Getting Even, & Love: What the Law Really Demands

Swearing, Getting Even, & Love: What the Law Really Demands

Text: Matthew 5:33-48   Teaching about Vows You have heard that it was said to those of old, “You shall not swear falsely”: The scribes and Pharisees had twisted the law You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain (Exodus 20:7) to permit taking virtually every other name in a false oath. …

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Adultery and Divorce: Sex Isn’t the Problem

Adultery and Divorce: Sex Isn’t the Problem

Text Matthew 5:27-32 Jesus continues to unmask the self-righteous externalism typified by the scribes and Pharisees by showing that the only righteousness acceptable to God is purity of heart. Without that purity, the outward life makes no difference. God’s divine evaluation takes place in the heart. He judges the source and origin of sin, not …

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The Bible Train: Family Worship for 2/18-2/24

The Bible Train: Family Worship for 2/18-2/24

This week, the Bible Train takes us to the Sinai Peninsula where YHWH will give the Law and will set down the regulations for the Tabernacle, the House of Worship for the Children of Israel.   Sunday:  Exodus 18:1-27 Monday:  Exodus 19:1-20:26 Tuesday:  Exodus 23:20-24:18 Wednesday:  Exodus 26:1-37 Thursday: Exodus 28:1-43 Friday: Exodus 32:1-33:6 Saturday: …

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