February 28th, 2021
As Jesus gave his Sermon on the Mount, he was preaching about the Kingdom and a new way of living. As we have seen, this way of living called for gospel transformation while encouraging a more in-depth perspective of what God asks of us. Today, as we look again at the Sermon on the Mount we will see that it requires our commitment, our devotion to God over and above our own or any other kingdom.
Have you ever found yourself wanting to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus? Perhaps you’ve been a Christian for a while now, and you do most of the things that Christians do, but it stills seems something is missing. Maybe you feel like you are going through the motions and merely checking off religious boxes. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches us to GO DEEPER and live with Kingdom DNA at our core.
As we continue today, we pick up on the idea of who we are as Kingdom-DNA people and our relationship to the world around us. Now keep in mind Jesus is speaking of a new way of living, a different and unique culture, countering the world we see around us. And in doing so, as Kingdom-DNA people, our status with the world has changed, as well as our status with the law. This new status in which Jesus teaches about enables his disciples to be people of influence in the world, and as he does so, he gives them two illustrations worthy of us unpacking.
DNA can genuinely tell us a lot about who we are at a molecular level. But what about our identity in Christ? What is the core of who we are as it relates to our soul, our very being?January 3rd, 2021 | Matt. 5:1-12DNA can genuinely tell us a lot about who we are at a molecular level. But what about our identity in Christ? What is the core of who we are as it relates to our soul, our very being? Maybe you have decided to follow after Jesus and orient your life around Him, but how does that change you at your core, and what should you then look like? We will answer these questions as we study through this new series called “Kingdom DNA.”