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RETALIATION VERSUS GRACE

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Matt 5:38-42Our words and actions often go together!What we say and what we do are travellingbuddies as we walk this life.The greatest caution of this can be summarized in what Solomon wrote.There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching. Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.” Proverbs 6:16-22Words and actions are seldom separated; both are before the transcendent God who sees all, knows all, and over all. Jesus moves from words to actions here as we approach this portion of Jesus’ message. R C Sproul said “Of…

CAN YOU BE TRUSTED

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Matt 5:33-37Can you be trusted?How important is that question to you?It is our responsibility to present the truth of the Christian faith with boldness, clarity and courage. But also to defend and standfirm in the Biblical Doctrine taught in Scripture without reservation or compromise. “For we have the Words of Life” Truth is absolutely vital considering our present climate, and I’m not talking about the heat or the rain. According to the Scriptures everything that a Christian does is most important because of what he or she is, and because the effects we have on others. Truth is the only thing that separates us from the rest of this fallen world.The truth that says…..1. God is a God of truth. “The Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is He.” Deut 32:4. David knew this, because why would he write, “My times are in Your Hands..” Psalm 31:15See it’s the truth that says…..2. Christ is truth. “In the beginnin…