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  • Hey, Watch This!

    Hey, Watch This! Matthew 6:1–7 (NIV84) — 1 “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do […]

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  • Joe’s Worldview for Loving Enemies, Part 2

    Joe’s Worldview for Loving Enemies, Part 2 Matthew 5:43-48 NLT — 43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both […]

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  • Joe’s Worldview for Loving Enemies

    Joe’s Worldview for Loving Enemies- Sunday, September 27. Matthew 5:43-48 NLT43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For […]

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  • Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold

    Matthew 5:38–42 (NIV84) — 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as […]

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  • How God Helps Us Know Him

    Matthew 5:31–37 (NIV84) — 31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery. 33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the […]

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  • How God Helps Us Know Him

    Matthew 5:31-36Teaching about Divorce31 “You have heard the law that says, ‘A man can divorce his wife by merely giving her a written notice of divorce.’[m] 32 But I say that a man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. And anyone who marries a divorced woman also […]

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  • Guard Your Heart

    Matthew 5:27–28 (NIV84) — 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It […]

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  • Attached to Life

    Matthew 5:21-26 NLT21 “You have heard that our ancestors were told, ‘You must not murder. If you commit murder, you are subject to judgment.’ 22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the […]

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  • What’s the Basket?

    Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT) — 14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good […]

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  • Salty

    Matthew 5:13 (NIV84) — 13 “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 by men. 

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