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Surpassing Obedience

Surpassing Obedience

The religious leaders of Jesus’ day were fond of demanding absolute, unquestioning obedience. They had laid down the law and, as they punctiliously obeyed their own rules, they demanded that their hearers do the same. They expected adherence to their own standard of...
Heavenly Investment

Heavenly Investment

When Paul warned Timothy about the dangers of loving money, he said something that should arrest our attention: “If we have food and clothing, with these we will be content” (1 Timothy 6:8). Contentment on earth is to be found in our basic necessities—food and...
A Forgotten Discipline

A Forgotten Discipline

The South Africa fast food market size was valued at $2.7 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach $4.9 billion by 2026, representing an annual growth rate of over those years. In such a context, the concept of fasting seems foreign. Yet Jesus addressed fasting as one...
The Grace of Forgiveness

The Grace of Forgiveness

As we have worked through the Sermon on the Mount, we have seen that Jesus, at this point, is addressing hindrances to surpassing righteousness (6:5–13). Hypocritical prayer is one such hindrance, but perhaps an even greater hindrance to surpassing righteousness is an...
Patterning Prayer

Patterning Prayer

“Prayer is as natural to the Christian as breathing.” Have you heard that? Have you experienced how profoundly untrue it is? Have you realised that prayer does not come naturally at all? Prayer is certainly as necessary to the Christian as breathing, but it hardly...
Secret Prayer

Secret Prayer

If you have attended BBC for any significant amount of time, you will have observed our emphasis on corporate prayer. This emphasis is warranted, given the repeated examples and exhortations in the Bible for Christians and churches to pray together. But corporate...