‘Pray Like This…’ (Matthew 6:5-15)

Sunday 15/11/2020 The Lord’s Prayer is one of the most famous parts, not only of the Sermon on the Mount, but of all of Jesus’ teaching. It’s so well-known that linguists use it to study differences between languages. But the Lord’s Prayer should be of more than theoretical interest to us. How we pray saysContinue reading “‘Pray Like This…’ (Matthew 6:5-15)”

Perfect Decoys (Matthew 6:1-18)

Sunday 08/11/2020 Operation Bodyguard was a part of the Allies’ plans to invade Nazi-occupied Europe on D-Day in 1944. Operation Neptune was the overall plan for D-Day, but Operation Bodyguard was a deception plan. It was intended to mislead the German military leadership over the time and place of the invasion. From December 1943 toContinue reading “Perfect Decoys (Matthew 6:1-18)”

The Perfect Life (Matthew 5:33-48)

Sunday 01/11/2020 If you asked 100 people what a perfect life looked like, what answers would you expect? And if you asked the same people how they could get a perfect life, what would they say? Will a perfect life just come to us? Will working hard get us there? Or do we have toContinue reading “The Perfect Life (Matthew 5:33-48)”

Lust: Adultery in the Heart (Matthew 5:27-32)

Sunday 25/10/2020 You’ve probably heard someone claim, “Jesus hardly said anything about…” and then name something about human sexuality. Usually, that means people distrust what God has said about sexuality and intimate relationships. So, people reject it, ‘God can’t tell me what to do or who to love!’ And we can have questions about whereContinue reading “Lust: Adultery in the Heart (Matthew 5:27-32)”

Anger: Murder in the Heart (Matthew 5:21-26)

Sunday 18/10/2020 Jesus said that He didn’t come to do away with the Law but to fulfil it (v16-20). And here, Jesus exposes the depth of God’s Law. We might think of the Law as a list of things to do or not do, but Jesus shows us that it is about what we loveContinue reading “Anger: Murder in the Heart (Matthew 5:21-26)”