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Going Beyond Actions

Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                               Matthew 5:21-37 

We’re fond of giving names to things so that we have a quick reference.  Ever since the early 70s and the Watergate break-in, everything has been “Something-gate” so that we know what we’re discussing, without having to go into great details.  It’s a convenient shorthand which gets everyone on board with the discussion quickly. Continue reading

Extreme Righteousness

Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                                     Matthew 5: 13-20

At the risk of sounding like a contemporary cliché, there are moments when we might feel that Jesus is calling his disciples – calling us – to an extreme, almost unattainable level of holiness. 

It seems that everywhere we turn these days, we’re hearing about “Extreme” something.  Continue reading