What is the foundation of your life? Does it change depending upon circumstances or is it firm? In Jesus' conclusion to the 'Sermon on the Mount,' he invites his disciples to build their life upon the rock. What does that mean? Listen along as First Mennonite Church of Morton concludes our study of Matthew 7.
Jesus presents us with two choices - life or destruction in Matthew 7. Yet many believe there are several paths to God. In this message, we deal with the false belief of 'universalism' and consider four truths which need to be proclaimed to those whom we love.
When Jesus says, 'Judge not' what does he mean? Why does he consider this a 'pearl' which is holy but will get trampled upon? We consider the difference between discernment and condemnation as well as our own need for gentle accountability.
Daily stressors come to any disciple of Jesus who desire to work hard and care for others. But what should we do when those responsibilities become heavy burdens which cause anxiety? Jesus lays out for us several promises cling to each day. Follow along as First Mennonite Church of Morton continues to study the 'Sermon on the Mount.'
What does it mean to store up treasures in heaven? And how can we avoid falling in love with the stuff of this world and be enticed by greed? Follow along as we continue our ongoing study in the 'Sermon on the Mount' and discuss 'Our Treasures.'
What is Biblical fasting? When should disciples of Jesus partake in this lesser-practiced spiritual discipline? Consider this message as 'Fasting 101' from First Mennonite Church of Morton's ongoing series in the 'Sermon on the Mount.'
What takes the oxygen out of our prayer life and what gives new life to praying? Jesus address these relevant concerns before and after He gave us the model prayer. Follow long as First Mennonite Church of Morton continues to study the 'Sermon the Mount.'
How can we give of our money and possessions in a way which most glorifies God the Father? In order to answer that, Jesus describes some warnings for disciples to identity which often 'stains' the righteousness that He wants to display through pious actions - like tithing.
How does Jesus expect His disciples to respond to an interpersonal enemy? Is love really required or is it ok to hate as well? What do we need in order to obey Jesus' difficult teaching on this topic? Join First Mennonite Church of Morton as we continue through the 'Sermon on the Mount.'
What is the goal of marriage? If it is unity, how does that get accomplished? According to Scripture, the heart of the man and wife must be addressed. This sermon takes a brief break from the 'Sermon on the Mount' to address these questions from Ephesians 5
Why does the Good Shepherd leads us into the topic of divorce within the 'Sermon on the Mount' and what does He say about this difficult subject? In this message, we consider the Lord's teaching in Matthew 5, Mark 10 and 1 Corinthians 7.
What is in a look? Is there any problem with noticing beauty? Why does Jesus' use such vivid language regarding the battle with lust? Guest Pastor Phil Somers guides us further into the Sermon on the Mount as Jesus teaches about adultery within the human heart.
What is true greatness? How does God's definition differ from our typical understanding, especially when it comes to how we live out our faith? Join us at First Mennonite Church of Morton as we continue in our study of the 'Sermon on the Mount.'
We all, including Christians, are seeking to understand our purpose here on earth. Jesus gives it by comparing our lives to salt and light. What does that mean? How does it apply? Join us, as we study the 'Sermon on the Mount' together.
What is mercy? How do we receive it? And why does Jesus expect his disciples to show it to others, even to those who are hostile towards them? We dig into this important questions as we continue our study in the 'Sermon on the Mount.'
What kind of heart is Jesus looking for? What is evidence that true repentance has occurred and conversion has happened by God's grace? We consider these important questions as we begin studying The Beattitudes from Matthew 5.
What is the Kingdom of Heaven and what did Jesus mean as He was referring to it? We consider that question as an introduction into the 'Sermon on the Mount' from Matthew 5-7, our Scriptural series for the summer.