Feeding a Need: Teachings of Jesus

I’ve gotten some feedback on the Sermon the Mount series, though not much. What little I have gotten suggests it’s feeding a need. So for now, I’m going to continue marching through the teachings of Jesus as recorded in Matthew. My aim is to keep it fresh; I’m running more off inspiration. I don’t ignore scholarship, but I’m trying to breathe life into the presentation. I want you to feel like you were there in the narrative itself.

So for now, this will be the Saturday lesson notes that I publish here in preparation for my Sunday home worship. I’m not that much into polished oratory; I know how to do it but there’s too much manipulation involved. It would be better if there was interaction; that was permitted in the Old Testament synagogues. I try to write in a style that reflects a more informal presentation.

There’s a certain moral power in teaching the revelation. We are striving to break down the false expectations of the intellect so the heart can speak loud and clear. It makes no difference at all if the Scripture passage at hand addresses some specific current issue. The removal of the barriers means you are open to the truth in your own context. You’ll know what to do because of that living connection between heart and mind.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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4 Responses to Feeding a Need: Teachings of Jesus

  1. Iain says:

    I consistently get more out of your scripture lessons than anything else. I look forward to them every week because I know I will be blessed. I just don’t say much. I know of no more satisfying work than to reveal God’s truth in His Word and to see a persons face as it goes “click” as they get it, pure gold.


  2. forrealone says:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed this series! I cut and paste each post into a document and now I have the whole thing. I can read the whole sermon now with your comments and digest it at my most comfortable pace. Are you possibly going to publish it in e-format?


  3. Ed Hurst says:

    It’s not long enough yet to justify putting into a book. Maybe when I’ve pushed ahead with the rest of Jesus’ teachings, particularly in Matthew’s Gospel.


  4. Jay DiNitto says:

    A thousand likes to this.


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