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MATTHEW 5:8 [KJV]

Jakarta, 2 September 2018

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MATTHEW 5:7 [KJV]

Jakarta, 24 August 2018

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MATTHEW 5:12

Jakarta, 22 August 2018

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MATTHEW 5:14; ISAIAH 55:6; 1JOHN 3:20 AND 2CORINTHIANS 4:16

Jakarta, 28 July 2018

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MATTHEW 5:6 [KJV]

Jakarta, 16 July 2018

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DISCIPLESHIP ON A DAILY BASIS

Today’s Gospel Reading: Matthew 7:21-29 – TWELFTH WEEK OF THE YEAR: 28 June 2018 

At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus rejects the outward display of religiosity as a guarantee of divine help. To speak of a Christian nation or a people of faith implies a great deal more than the insignia of religion, prayer in schools, chaplains in legislatures, religious mottoes, hymns at inaugurations and prayerful invocations at public dinners.

More crucially, it is putting he Lord’s teachings into practice. It is the effort to achieve some measure of justice in domestic policy and morality in foreign policy. The same is true of a family. To be a Christian family is more than church attendance. It is discipleship on a daily basis. The Sermon began with the Beatitudes which grounded true discipleship. It ends with the warning that the practical implementation of these attitudes is the safeguard against a temporary spiritual enthusiasm and is the foundation of a mature and effective spirituality.

To be long-lived, faith and reform must be more than skin deep. They must reach heart, mind and life style.

Jakarta, 28 June 2018

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JESUS TALKS ABOUT FALSE PROPHETS

Today’s Gospel Reading: Matthew 7:15-20 – TWELFTH WEEK OF THE YEAR:  Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Although false prophets are present in every age, they were especially virulent in the early Church where prophets had a regular role. This warning reminds us that because something sounds religious, or claims to be sponsored by pious people, no assurance is given us that it is uplifting or spirituality enhancing.

Jesus instruct us to look to the effects of a prophet’s ministry or teaching in his life as well as our own. The test of teaching is practice. We should examine whether a prophet’s words make our lives more spiritually unified, give us peace, and draw us closer to the Church community Jesus founded. We should test whether a particular prophetic message facilitates our prayer, allows us to see God’s will in our lives more clearly, generates deeper harmony among a wide variety of people and makes the Gospel words come to special life for us.

Prophets can hold us back or lead us forward. All are to be tested by their own lives and the unity they bring to our own.

Jakarta, 27 June 2018

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