Upside Down Kingdom

Divorce and Remarriage: an unreasonable standard?

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In his Sermon on the Mount Jesus confronts us with an exceptionally high bar for morality. This morning he addresses his most challenging topic yet: divorce and remarriage. How do we view those subjects as Christians?

The answer will challenge us, but when we remember that marriage is meant to reflect God’s love for us, the pieces start to fall into place.

The Eyes and the Heart and the Eyes of the Heart

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In his Sermon on the Mount Jesus begins to confront us with a shocking high bar for morality. This morning he makes this bold claim: “I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

Is Jesus just being dramatic? A killjoy? What heart conditions does he have in mind, and how do we pursue the purity of heart to which Jesus calls us?