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Matthew 6:1-18 challenges the establishment to examine their motives in three acts of piety—giving, prayer, and fasting. Matthew 6:19-34 challenges the anxious and covetous heart and calls for radical trust in the goodness and generosity of God for His own. Matthew 7:1-12 challenges the judgmental…

Double Identity

Sermon by . Posted on 30 Jul 2012, by CCBC Admin in .

Six Ethical Test-Cases—Matthew 5:17-48 The Pharisees and the teachers of the law adhered strictly to outward standards of religiosity, e.g., in fasting, tithing, and praying, according to the rules that they had instituted as law. However, Jesus countered their faulty thinking with the key verse…

Character Counts

Sermon by . Posted on 30 Jul 2012, by CCBC Admin in .

Doriani (2006) argues that the beatitudes are “kingdom virtues” that “do more than describe a disciple; they also describe Jesus, the master” (p. 15). Virtues are qualities that make up a person’s character (Stassen & Gushee, 2003, p. 32). The Beatitudes form the foundational virtues…