March 22, 2019

God’s Law concerns matters of the heart. Though we tend to blame our environment or our circumstances, we must recognize that all sin originates in the heart. In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus used the sin of adultery to illustrate this. Please open your Bible to...

March 21, 2019

Anger is a matter of the heart that manifests itself by lashing out at others verbally or physically. It is a secondary emotion that can be triggered by resentment, bitterness, ill treatment, or envy. Jesus forbids the anger which broods, the anger which will not...

March 20, 2019

Our heavenly Father is more interested in our motives and attitudes then our actions. Thus, what a person does outwardly can be thoroughly disallowed by the attitude in which he or she does it. A person can be doing all kinds of good works, but if the attitude is bad,...

March 19, 2019

When a person is born again, God gives them a new heart. With the new birth, one will have new attitudes and new behaviors that are motivated by the love of God, rooted in the grace of Christ, and put into action as one yields to the power of the indwelling Holy...

March 18, 2019

Jesus declared that the righteousness of His followers had to exceed the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees, or they would “by no means” enter the kingdom of heaven. Those words must have shocked His listeners, because the common person could not imagine...