Tag Archives: Sermon on the Mount

Matthew 5: 13-20 A Visible Vocation Connected to Scripture

Matthew 5: 13-20 Parallel Mark 9:49-50 and 4:21, Luke 14: 35-35, 8: 16, 11:33 and 16: 16-17 Highlighted words will have comment on translation below  13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, … Continue reading

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Matthew 5: 1-12 The Wisdom of the Sermon on the Mount

Matthew 5: 1-12 Parallel Luke 6: 20-26 Highlighted words will have comment on translation below 1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) is probably the best know piece that is unique to Matthew’s gospel (as it is assembled, although much of the material in the Sermon is found throughout Luke’s gospel) and there are scholars … Continue reading

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Perfection and Blamelessness in the Bible

In looking at how to approach the Sermon on the Mount, I’ve wrestled with how to translate the word translated perfect in Matthew 5:48 and while my suspicion is that perfect is not a good translation for the Greek work … Continue reading

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The Impact of the Internet and Engaging it Faithfully

Session 4: The Impact of the Internet and Engaging it Faithfully This is the third part of a now eight-part series on faith in a digital age. It expanded due to the richness of the discussion on the internet and … Continue reading

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An Ongoing Reference to Luther’s Works

I am a Lutheran pastor but not a Lutheran scholar and the breadth of Luther’s works makes them a staggering task to approach. As a part of my study of various books of the scriptures I have also made it … Continue reading

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Images for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

This is another week where some of the linkages artistically are more difficult, since it is Jesus talking about loving enemies, going the second mile, turning the other cheek. There may be images out there that reflect this but I … Continue reading

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