You have heard it said…but I say to you…   In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus uses this phrase countless time to frame his teaching.  Each time Jesus takes a commonly accepted teaching from the culture or religious establishment, and flips it on it’s head.  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall […]

Jesus Says…Reconcile

“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment…Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother […]


The people all responded together (to the 10 commandments), “We will do everything the Lord has said.” Exodus 19:8 Aaron took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.  Then Aaron […]

Build A Savior

“He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain…Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering,” Isaiah 53: 2-4 (excerpts)   As we approach Easter, Christians will […]