Sermon on the Mount

Matthew 4:17-5:1-2

  1. The Context: the Arrival of the Kingdom

“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?” (2:2).

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near” (4:17).

 

  1. The Message: the Life-style of His Disciples

“Now when he saw the crowds, he went on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him.”

“Go and make disciples of all nations, … teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (28:19-20). (See 5-7, 10, 13, 18, 24-25.)

 

The content in the Sermon on the Mount:

  1. A Christian Character; 5:1-12
  2. A Christian Influence; 5:13-16
  3. A Christian Righteousness; 5:17-48
  4. A Christian Religion; 6:1-6, 16-18
  5. A Christian’s Prayer; 6:7-15
  6. A Christian Ambition; 6:19-34
  7. A Christian’s Relationships; 7:1-20
  8. A Christian’s Commitment; 7:21-29

 

  1. The Authority: the King of Heaven

he went up on a mountainside and sat down … and he began to teach them”

“When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority….” (7:28-29).

 

  1. The Relevance: Counter Culture

“You have heard that….but I tell you….”

“What are you doing more than others?” (5:47)

“Do not be like them.” (6:8)

 

——————————-questions for sermon discussion—————————–

  1. What is new that you learn about the Sermon on the Mount? (SM) What does that mean to you?
  2. Is the SM easy to obey? Is it possible to obey? Why or why not? Does Jesus expect us to obey? What is His reason?
  3. How counter-culture is CGMC? What are some evidences that she is? What are the areas she needs to improve on? What areas do you need to improve on?
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