Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor
So far in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, (Ch. 5) he has challenged us to be truly righteous people who, unlike the Pharisees and Teachers of the Law, take our relationship with God deep beneath the surface of just going through the motions of religion and rule keeping.
We are like Salt & Light changing everything and everyone we touch with love— even for our enemies.
In chapter 6 we learned that as Jesus Followers, we no longer seek security in our reputation—what people think of us or in material wealth. We don’t worry. We’re happy and seek God’s Kingdom because we know he will take care of us!
Now in Matthew 7, Jesus is going to paint an unmistakable picture for us of what Authentic Followers of Jesus look like—and what they don’t look like. (more…)