Lessons You Can Learn from Anti-Beatitudes

What insight would be gained from reversing the beatitudes or blessings Jesus offers in the Sermon on the Mount? I was researching the Beatitudes for a sermon a few years ago when I came across the writings of St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) who had done just that....

What Does It Mean to Be Salt and Light?

Few other passages are as instrumental in shaping my personal understanding of Christian witness as Matthew 5:13-16, which calls Christians to be salt and light through their good deeds. Jesus’ seemingly simple statement in Matthew 5:13 has long mystified...

Salt and Light

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. February 9, 2014 Psalm 112:1-9; Matthew 5:13-16 I’ve never considered myself a picky eater. Not really. But there are some foods I simply don’t like, foods that I know would be good for...

Saltahakers & Candlesticks

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City,  Mo. Fifth Sunday after Epiphany February 9, 2014 Matthew 5:13-20 Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12); Psalm 112:1-9 (10); I Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Jesus’ preaching of the Sermon on the Mount was no...