Tag Archives: beatitudes

  1. The salty, lit city: life in God’s Neighborhood, part 1 (Matt. 5.13-16)

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    January 28, 2019 by jmar198013

    In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells the church we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. This message presents three Big Ideas about what it means to be salt and light.

  2. The Word became flesh . . . (John 1.1-18) [Sermon 1-3-2016 Christmas 2c]

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    January 2, 2016 by jmar198013

    “The Word became flesh and dwelled among us” means that God has skin in the game. Always has, always will.

    The church’s job is to be–like Jesus–God’s skin in the game. In the life of the church–the body of Christ–the Word is to become flesh again and again.

  3. The Beatitudes: the world turned right-side up


    November 12, 2014 by jmar198013

    The text of a sermon I preached at Cordova Church of Christ Sunday, November 2, 2014. To encourage the church to receive the Beatitudes as gifts rather than commands or recommendations.

  4. The Sermon on the Mount as a modest proposal

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    February 16, 2014 by jmar198013

    What if the point of the Sermon on the Mount is simply to create a peaceful people?



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