Sermon on the Mount


24 Sep 2023
Holistic Transformation
"But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all ... All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one."...
17 Sep 2023
Divorce, Then and Now
Pastor Brian teaches from Matthew 5, verses 31 and 32, on the purpose of marriage and the biblical reasons for divorce and remarriage. In the Garden, man’s aloneness was the only...
10 Sep 2023
Jesus and the Severity of Sin
This week, Pastor Brian covers Matthew 5:27–30 and addresses the issue of adultery. He notes that Jesus uses adultery as a basis for talking very dramatically about sin. He concludes,...
3 Sep 2023
Anger, Unforgiveness, and the Way of Jesus
This week in our Sermon on the Mount series, Pastor Char asks a series of questions. What should we do with our anger? There are many angering situations in our world:...
27 Aug 2023
The Law and the Prophets Fulfilled
Pastor Char declares that this Sermon on the Mount—the righteousness, justice, flourishing, and human wholeness that it puts forward—is possible because Jesus, our King, fulfilled all righteousness and brought to...
20 Aug 2023
The Very Salt of the Earth, the Very Light of the World
Pastor Richard Cimino teaches on what it means to be salt and light. Our way of being should express Jesus’ way of being—by the way we meekly handle or respond...
13 Aug 2023
Flourishing Are the Persecuted
Pastor Richard Cimino expounds on this often-avoided subject and points out that the address of Jesus changes in this final Beatitude. Before, Jesus used “those” and “they.” Now, verse 11...
6 Aug 2023
Flourishing are the Peacemakers
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." Matthew 5:9

Pastor Char reminds us of what true peace is: Shalom. This biblical term conveys the idea of...
30 Jul 2023
Flourishing are the Pure in Heart
Pastor Char continues our Sermon on the Mount series by expanding on what it means to be pure in heart. He paraphrases Matthew 5:8 this way: Those who are flourishing are...
23 Jul 2023
Grace, Mercy, and the Merciful
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Matthew 5:7

Pastor Brian reminds that, over and over again, the Scripture speaks of the abundant mercy of God. He has...
16 Jul 2023
Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Matt. 5:6).

Pastor Brian reminds us that we need to keep humbly pursuing righteousness. We look at...
9 Jul 2023
Down is the New Up
Pastor Char Brodersen begins Matthew 5 speaking about what it means to be truly happy. Those who would experience this state must be completely dependent on Jesus. He declares that...
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