• Hebrew meaning "living"
  • Christ Fulfills the Law

    Christ fulfills the law and the prophets — the Old Testament (Matthew 5:17)
    Civil Law, Ceremonial Law, Moral Law

    Christ validates the authority of the Old Testament (Matthew 5:18)
    The gospel is revealed in the New as well as the Old

    Christ expects us to obey and teach even the smallest points (Matthew 5:19)
    Every word that proceeds from God’s mouth is instructive

    Christ expects our righteousness to exceed the Pharisees (Matthew 5:20)
    How can this be?

    We are Satisfied with a Face Lift

    We are content to impress others with a pleasing front

    Jesus Isn’t Satisfied Without a Heart Transplant

    He is out to destroy all self-righteous hypocrisy

    The Problem: No Sure Way to Measure Motive

    The constant danger in programmed discipleship

    Signs of Life: Evidence of Heart-Level Faith

    Love for others, not love of self
    For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
    (Galatians 5:14)

    Joy, not a burden
    Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
    (Psalm 119:111)

    Peace, not fear
    There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear
    (1 John 4:18)

    Disclaimer

    Our heart-level motives must be revealed in external righteousness.

    Bringing it Home: What’s Your Motivation?

    Are you out to impress God or men?

    Our Hope Fulfilled

    Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.
    (Revelation 22:12)

    New King James Version (NKJV)

    17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.

    Blog Category: 

    Share this post

    Leave a comment

    Plain text

    • No HTML tags allowed.
    • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
    • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

    About Us

    This blog is written by leaders of SVCC. The people who write here are not perfect or "holier than thou."  They just strive to seek after God with all their hearts.

    We hope that God will speak to you as you read the words He's placed here through the hearts and minds of people who follow after Him.

    Pooronomics exposure Family Stubborn Judas victor Naughty Signs Patience Trials Christ Scripture Memory denial Humility Neutrality Shame Christmas Dragon Bread theodicy Faith or Fear Mary Soil letting go Guests Self Worth Witness Verdict victim Original Sin Father's Business John the Baptist Predestination Friendship Inconvenience Doubt Advent Lies Obedience Fruit of the Spirit Envy Part 1 Ash Wednesday Purpose Son of God Ready Regeneration Mission Work Spiritual Blindness wisdom Family of God Morality Heart Armor Damascus Road Mercy Lunatic Truth Presence of God Temptation Dependence Seventy Sevens Habits Cross Wealth Desire Tithes Salvation Fruit fo the Spirit Mary Magdalene Injustice Violence Nice Angel Walk on Water OK May Alabaster Jar Easter Law Greed Bible Study Sanctification Clothing Gentiles Service trouble Compassion Spiritual Support wholehearted Speaking Approval Holy Week Sin Love Never Fails Angels Baptism The Dukes of Hazzard Authority living right Gossip God is in control Messiah Acceptance Evangelicalism Men End Times Evangelism Love Tired Prayer Simple Complexity Serving Childlike True Riches Rest in the Lord Rest Prophecy Happiness Giving Interpretation relationship with God Materialism Jairus Son of Man Word of God Assumptions Exhausted Pornography Hypocrisy Christology Family Tree Questions Vision Poser demons Proverbs Desperado Conflict Grace Serving God Ezekiel Parenting through Christ Daniel Politics Apocalypse God's Word Security Ancestry Jim Eliot Emptiness stress Fasting fear Empty Tomb Betrayal Repentance Theophany Herod Antichrist Worship Knowing God Gentleness unforgivable sin Treasure Revelation aim Fornication Depression Kindness Understanding Money Cost of Discipleship Holy Spirit outsiders Atonement tribulation Worry Provision Narrow Way Gifts Apology Liar Applause Breath Prayer Judgment Messages Lost Cause Busy Great Commission Unclean Christmas Hell Healing Disappointment Disciple Fails Confession Christmas Eve Nobles Perseverance Genealogy Spiritual Need Reward Savior without Lord Sexism Free Samples judging others Guilty By Reason of Humanity Purity unpardonable sin Lamp Palm Sunday Storms Spirit Walkers Taste and See Free Will Adultery Dragon Anxiety Gehenna Santa Weary Education Honesty Hebrew Names of God Matthew Eye Restoration Parables Miracles Backbiting Topheth Richonomics Joy Expectations Moving Mountains Women's Ministry Blog Light Retaliation Lent Racism trajectory Discipleship Basket Action Goodness Lord Lust Traffic Holy Love Holiness Bushel Judgement God the Father tempest Forgiveness Physical Need Wise Men Murder Restore unto me the joy God's Timing Danger Newbigen Not a Fan Spiritual Warfare Trek and Journey Gender Wonders Fire Persecution Faith Sacrifice suffering Trek & Journey Satan Be Prepared Poverty Apologetics Daily Bible Reading control Sheperds Daily Bible Readings Foundation Social Justice joyous thoughts Blessings Patient Watch Outcast Second Coming