As a child with my first Bible, my mother pointed out that in the New Testament that I could easily find the words Jesus spoke, rather than words spoken about Jesus, because they would be in red. Today not all Bibles continue this, but some do. Whether in red print or not Jesus’ words drip with the blood of forgiveness. The fifth, sixth, and seventh chapters of Matthew present the longest passage of red lettered words.

Known as the Sermon on the Mount, these words embody Christ’s ministry both then and now. Here at Braking Points, it is time to pause, ponder and pray that God may illuminate these ancient words that they might breathe new life for today. I hope you will join in as we explore.