Bible with Cross ShadowAs I mentioned in my last article, harmonizing the sayings of Jesus Christ uncovers additional depths of understanding for doing them. For example, Luke’s Beatitudes add a physical, down to earth perspective to Matthew’s account. Both are true; encouraging us that Jesus was concerned about, and speaking to, all aspects of our lives.

Listed below is a collection of the passages in Mark, Luke and John that can be harmonized with the sayings we have been considering in Matthew. I encourage you to use this tool, under the Holy Spirit’s tutelage, to search deeper into the mysteries of God that are hidden in the Sermon on the Mount. You will be further encouraged, edified and equipped in the building of your strong house.

The Beatitudes – Matthew 5:2-12; Luke 6:20-23

Salt of the Earth – Matthew 5:13; Mark 10:50; Luke 14:34-35

The Lamp under a Bushel – Matthew 5:14-15; Mark 4:21-23; Luke 8:16-18; Luke 11:33; John 8:12

Fulfillment of the Law – Matthew 5:17-18; Luke 16:17

Agree with your Adversary – Matthew 5:25-26; Luke 12:58-59

Jesus Warns of Offences – Matthew 5:29-30; Mark 9:43-48

Marriage is Sacred and Binding – Matthew 5:31-32; Luke 16:18

Go the Second Mile – Matthew 5:38-42; Luke 6:27-30

Love your Enemies – Matthew 5:43-48; Luke 6:32-36

The Lord’s Prayer – Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4

Forgiveness – Matthew 6:14-15; Mark 11:25-26

Lay up Treasures in Heaven – Matthew 6:19-21; Luke 12:33-34

The Lamp of the Body – Matthew 6:22-23; Luke 11:34-36

Faithfulness with Riches – Matthew 6:24; Luke 16:10-13

Seek the Kingdom – Matthew 6:25-34; Luke 12:22-32

Judging, Condemning, and Measuring – Matthew 7:1-5; Mark 4:24-25; Luke 6:37-42

Ask, Seek and Knock – Matthew 7:7-11; Luke 11:9-13

Proactively Good – Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31

Discourse on Holiness – Matthew 7:13-14; Luke 13:22-24

The Test of a Good Person – Matthew 7:15-20; Luke 6:43-45

Do the Will of the Father – Matthew 7:21-23; Luke 6:46

Do What I Say – Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 6:47-49

Please share anything you discover. It will be a blessing to all that follow the inLight Adventure blog.

In closing (for this article and series), I want to recognize, and express my gratitude for, the revelation and encouragement this project has been. Our Father is persistent and long-suffering with His children. His Son desires the best for His church and bride. The Holy Spirit has been energetic in His teaching and exhortation. I believe my house is stronger; prepared for the storm that is coming. I pray and hope yours is the same.

Humbly yours and forever His,