Learning & Living the Sermon on the Mount

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Be careful not to do your works of righteousness before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. – Jesus (Mt. 6:1) The reward from the Father is being like the Father: God is love. You are made in the image of God. Jesus says we should grow up into this (be teleios like your Father, Matthew 5:48.) The love you were designed to embody is currently less mature and developed than it can be. Will you trust Jesus …

Learning the Gospel of Matthew at 17th Street Church

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Jesus is revealed strategically in the Gospels.  Using the overviews from JoinTheBibleProject [Matthew Part 1 & Part 2], we will study strategically. Our goal is similar to what is described in Psalm 1. By meditating day and night we begin to thrive like a tree planted by a living stream. We will be blessed. And as we know from Geneses 12:2,3 and Exodus 19:6– God blesses people to bless others, to serve as the King’s priests, connecting people to God and others. ~ 17thStreetChurch How can we prepare for encounter Jesus through …

Suffer Well

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Life is challenging. As a new year begins we resolve to overcome challenges, to “be a better me”. Some of us boldly buy new pens to use in our new journal. Well, at least we know Karla does that. But why is she so confident in her resolution? The inside scoop is this: she has built habits of journaling. Habits can be painful to establish, but they are essential to suffering well enough to overcome. No Pain? No Gain! Pain, the signal to pull back from something, is a gift …