Radical Surgery

Bible Text: Matthew 5:27-30 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount Adultery doesn’t just happen. The eye can inflame our sinful hearts, and our hearts move our bodies…. Read more »

November 8, 2015
Adultery doesn't just happen. The eye can inflame our sinful hearts, and our hearts move our bodies. Jesus was stating in dramatic terms that we must deal radically with sin. He…

The Saints Still Speak

Bible Text: Hebrews 11:4 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla The pastor to the Hebrews sets forth the saints of old in the Hall of Faith (chapter 11 of Hebrews) as examples… Read more »

November 1, 2015
The pastor to the Hebrews sets forth the saints of old in the Hall of Faith (chapter 11 of Hebrews) as examples for us to follow of those who believed…

Murder in the Heart

Bible Text: Matthew 5:21-26 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount Like the Pharisees and other religious leaders of Christ’s day, we relax God’s commandments. How often… Read more »

September 27, 2015
Like the Pharisees and other religious leaders of Christ's day, we relax God's commandments. How often have you murdered someone? "Never!" But Christ gets to the heart of the matter.…

God’s Word Stands until All Is Accomplished

Bible Text: Matthew 5:17-20 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount Almost from the beginning of his public ministry, people were asking Jesus – in so many… Read more »

September 20, 2015
Almost from the beginning of his public ministry, people were asking Jesus – in so many words – "What's your relationship to the law of God?" That question continues today,…

Seasoning, Fire and Light for the World

Bible Text: Matthew 5:13-16 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount Christ describes his disciples as salt and light in this portion of the Sermon on the… Read more »

September 13, 2015
Christ describes his disciples as salt and light in this portion of the Sermon on the Mount. Why salt? Preserving the world? Yes, but also because his people are called…

Sanctity and Suffering

Bible Text: Matthew 5:10-12 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount Like soup and sandwich, sanctity and suffering go together. The world, lost in darkness and sin,… Read more »

September 6, 2015
Like soup and sandwich, sanctity and suffering go together. The world, lost in darkness and sin, hates the Light of Christ. Disciples cannot expect to be treated differently, and thus…

Peacemakers and Peacemaking

Bible Text: Matthew 5:9 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount The great theme of Scripture is God reconciling sinners to himself. That is, God makes peace… Read more »

August 30, 2015
The great theme of Scripture is God reconciling sinners to himself. That is, God makes peace with those who were his enemies through the Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus…

Unalloyed Purity

Bible Text: Matthew 5:8 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount We are positionally pure in Christ – God sees us in him. But we must also… Read more »

August 23, 2015
We are positionally pure in Christ - God sees us in him. But we must also desire to be pure and become pure, to be holy. A desire for a…

Imitate God: Be Merciful

Bible Text: Matthew 5:7 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount Part of being holy as God is holy, part of being perfect as God is perfect,… Read more »

August 9, 2015
Part of being holy as God is holy, part of being perfect as God is perfect, is to be merciful even as God is merciful. As those who have received…

Heirs Who Hunger and Thirst

Bible Text: Matthew 5:5-6 | Preacher: Mike Pasarilla | Series: Sermon on the Mount Scripture describes Moses as the meekest of all men. How is a man who confronts Pharaoh… Read more »

July 26, 2015
Scripture describes Moses as the meekest of all men. How is a man who confronts Pharaoh and the people of Israel also the meekest of men? And how was Moses like…