Learning the Gospel of Matthew at 17th Street Church

Russell Minick Bible exposition 3 Comments

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 …

Faithful Christians Who Hate…Aren’t

Russell Minick 7 Comments

Matthew 5 includes the beatitudes and one of the least honored teachings of Jesus: 43-47 “You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and …