Archive for May, 2010

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Turning the other cheek (6:27-36)

Jesus commanded his disciples to submit to blatant injustice. Did he really mean it? And is it possible to do it?

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Love your enemies (6:27-36)

Jesus commanded his disciples to love their enemies. But what does love mean? And how do we put his command into practice?

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Blow ye the trumpet!

In the year of Jubilee, Israelites who had forfeited their inheritance could be set free from debt and slavery, and could regain their heritage. Jesus Christ announced the true year of Jubilee: true freedom for all who belong to him, an inheritance that is for ever.

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Blessing of the destitute (6:17-26)

Jesus’s disciples tasted success and popularity. But Jesus warned them that the mark of his true disciples is poverty, hunger, pain and persecution. They are the people who are truly blessed.

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When I survey the wondrous cross

The apostle Paul was determined never to boast except in the cross. Isaac Watts felt the same way. But why should anyone boast in an instrument of torture and execution? How could these men glory in the cross?

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