Tag Archives: teachings of Jesus

Kung-fu sheep?

Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. Be wary as snakes and harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16) How often do you read about Jesus in the gospels and then look at what calls itself “Christian” in our … Continue reading

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Number 2

I suppose just about everybody is writing about Derek Jeter today, whose last career at bat as a forever-Yankee and most popular, most loved player in baseball, was a walk-off single against the Baltimore Orioles in the bottom of the … Continue reading

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‘But I tell you…’

Now begins a section in the teaching of Jesus (Matthew 5:21-48) where six times He says, “You have heard it said…” which is followed by, “But I say…” It is clearly a reinterpretation of the law for the benefit of … Continue reading

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Impossibly following Christ

The teaching of Jesus we’ve been following in Matthew continues with this: Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I … Continue reading

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Hiding in the light

Location! Location! Location! It’s what they say will sell houses, but here Jesus is pushing our location as the way He wants to bring light to the world. Once again, this verse is not about what we do as much … Continue reading

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Getting out there

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to … Continue reading

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‘Light up those halos’

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to … Continue reading

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Salty dog

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. (Matthew 5:13) I always … Continue reading

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