Who Are You?

Who Are You?

A sermon series on Jesus’ sermon in Matthew Chapter 5. Jesus is teaching his disciples at the very outset of their ministry together. He is setting the expectation for who exactly his followers will be. In each sermon, the main concern of Jesus’ teaching comes to bear on the question, “Who Are You?”

What Do You See?

There is so much going on in this passage that it’s easy for us to get lost in it all. It’s Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration, but perhaps it’s not some story of a miraculous vision about Jesus. Maybe it’s more, and perhaps it is core to who we are.

You Do You

While their functions are different, the point of the salt and light comparisons are the same. Those who follow Jesus are meant to live out loud. If salt doesn’t give off a taste, it’s useless. If you’re going to hide a light under a basket, you’re going to snuff out the light, burn down the house, or at least hit your shin on the coffee table. In both examples, the…

Inside Out

The temptation in Matthew’s Gospel is to assume that our behaviors are what’s really important, sort of a works mentality. But Jesus challenges that notion and deepens the call upon his disciples by insisting that it’s not just actions, or physical reality that matters. Eventually, what’s going on in our minds and our hearts will find its way out. Anger and lust are…