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by Bobby Schuller
Well, good morning, everyone. Are we ready to take a journey through scripture together? For those of you who have not been studying along with us the last few months, we are in the midst of a series on the Sermon on the Mount. Today is going to be the last sermon on the Sermon on the Mount, and then we're going to take a break to go into Advent to talk more about Christmas. Then, in the New Year, we'll jump right back into the Sermon on the Mount because we're not even halfway done.
Previously on the Hour of Power
- Sermon on the Mount: Unstoppable Love by Bobby Schuller
Today, we continue a very difficult and very Christian subject: loving your enemies. We are in a series on the Sermon on the Mount, in which we have the opportunity to examine, in total, Jesus' teachings. It is a summary of everything that the great Rabbi, Jesus, was teaching to his students. You can find 95% of it right there in the Sermon on the Mount. So, what we've been doing is we've been in the midst of a sermon series where we want to go through each pericope and examine the cultural stuff that's involved in the sermon.
- Sermon on the Mount: Courageous Peacemakers by Bobby Schuller
Today, we get to one of the most difficult passages to understand, the 'eye for the eye,' 'turn the other cheek,' 'go the extra mile,' 'give him your cloak' passage, which is essential to Christianity, but also seems so difficult to live out. Furthermore, I think that there are few passages more misunderstood than this one, so I'm lucky to have the privilege to speak on it.
- Sermon on the Mount: The Easy Honest Life by Bobby Schuller
Today, I'm going to talk about lying - not only the way we lie to others, but the way we lie to ourselves, And the way we so easily fall into the trap of deceiving, faking, posturing, and pretending.
- Sermon on the Mount: Healing Broken Families by Bobby Schuller
So this morning, we continue our conversation on the Sermon on the Mount, which is the most important sermon ever given in human history, given by the son of God two thousand years ago on a mountain to thousands of suffering people. It's the greatest intellectual and spiritual treasure, I believe, that we as Christians have. However, some parts in this sermon are very, very difficult to read. Today we arrive at one of the most difficult passages to read, at least for us here in the west, on this idea of divorce. I did not want to give this sermon. I was actually hoping that I could time my vacation during this sermon so that I wouldn't have to give it and give it to somebody else instead.
- Sermon on the Mount: Missing the Mark by Bobby Schuller
We are continuing our discussion on the Sermon on the Mount, which is the most radical and important sermon ever preached by Jesus himself to thousands of people who are there wanting to be healed. We are at a part of the sermon now that, gosh, how do I say this? For some of you, it might even feel weird to talk about it. Today, I'm going to talk about a subject that all of us love and think about all the time. Today, we're going to talk about chastity. Seriously, we're talking about chastity.
- Sermon on the Mount: Be a Person of Peace by Juan Carlos Ortiz
These are the words of our Lord Jesus Christ: "But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court." Check yourself while Jesus is talking. "And whoever says to his brother, 'You good for nothing,' shall be guilty before the Supreme Court. And whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go to the fiery hell." Wow.
- Sermon on the Mount: The Rabbi’s Yoke by Bobby Schuller
Here at Shepherd's Grove we have a vision, and I want to do my best to talk about this vision every Sunday because some day my hope is that someone will look at you and ask, "What is this church all about?" Without even blinking, you'll be able to say formation, community, and mission. Those three words I want you to remember.
- Sermon on the Mount: Enlightened & Illuminating by Bobby Schuller
Today, we are continuing our conversation On the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is one of the most important texts in the whole Bible. It's the best sermon ever preached. Today, we're going to continue our conversation about what it means to be a light of the world.
- Sermon on the Mount: Happiness & Suffering. by Bobby Schuller
Today, we are continuing, and in a way, beginning a series on a Sermon on the Mount. The Sermon on the Mount can be found in Matthew chapters 5 through 7. Last week I began the series by sharing that the Sermon on the Mount is Jesus' invitation to an incredibly vibrant and unbelievable life. The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most wonderful gifts God has ever given to the world. It was a gift of absolute spiritual knowledge. The Sermon on the Mount is God's attempt to use men and women to overcome evil with good in human history and we're going to continue to look at this.