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The Sermon on the Mount
Matt. 5:1-12 <ul><li>5:1  And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came u...
<ul><li>A study of Christ's wonderful sermon on the mount will teach the believer what must be the characteristics of thos...
<ul><li>With clearness and power, He spoke the words that were to come down to our time as a treasure of goodness. </li></...
In the Sermon on the Mount <ul><li>Christ sought to undo the work that had been wrought by false education, and to give Hi...
In the Sermon on the Mount <ul><li>Without combating their ideas of the kingdom of God, He told them the conditions of ent...
<ul><li>Those who are thus distinguished and blessed, will be a peculiar people, trading upon the Lord's gifts.  </li></ul...
<ul><li>Those who will seek by faith,  prayer, and earnest study of the Scriptures to obtain the virtues here brought to v...
Blessed <ul><li>Spiritual Definition   </li></ul><ul><li>holy,  </li></ul><ul><li>sacred,  </li></ul><ul><li>sanctified,  ...
Blessed <ul><li>  Worldly Definition </li></ul><ul><li>welcome,  </li></ul><ul><li>providential,  </li></ul><ul><li>lucky,...
Blessed <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
Matt. 5:1-2 <ul><li>And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto hi...
Matt. 5:3 <ul><li>Blessed are the poor in spirit:  </li></ul><ul><li>For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.   </li></ul>
<ul><li>Christ's first words to the people on the mount were words of blessing.  </li></ul><ul><li>Happy are they,  </li><...
Matt. 5:4 <ul><li>Blessed are they that mourn:  </li></ul><ul><li>For they shall be comforted. </li></ul>
<ul><li>By these words Christ does not teach that mourning in itself has power to remove the guilt of sin.  </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>We often sorrow because our evil deeds bring unpleasant consequences to ourselves; but this is not repentance.  </...
<ul><li>By every sin Jesus, is wounded afresh;  </li></ul><ul><li>And as we look upon Him whom we have pierced, we mourn f...
Jer. 3:13, 12 <ul><li>&quot;Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God;&quot;  ...
Isa. 61:3 <ul><li>&quot;Unto them that mourn in Zion,&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>He has appointed to give </li></ul><ul><li>&...
Matt. 5:5 <ul><li>Blessed are the meek:  </li></ul><ul><li>For they shall inherit the earth. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The difficulties we have to encounter, may be very much lessened by that meekness which hides itself in Christ.  <...
<ul><li>Those who reveal the meek and lowly spirit of Christ, are tenderly regarded by God.  </li></ul><ul><li>They may be...
<ul><li>No, it is the poor in spirit, who crave the presence of an abiding Christ, the humble in heart, whose highest ambi...
Ps. 138:6 <ul><li>&quot;Though the Lord be high,  </li></ul><ul><li>Yet hath He respect unto the lowly.&quot; </li></ul><u...
Rev. 7:15 <ul><li>“ Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple:  </li></ul><ul...
Matt. 5:6 <ul><li>Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:  </li></ul><ul><li>For they shall be fi...
<ul><li>The sense of unworthiness will lead the heart to hunger and thirst for righteousness, and this desire will not be ...
<ul><li>If the eye is kept fixed on Christ, the work of the Spirit does not ceases until the soul is conformed to His imag...
Matt. 5:7   <ul><li>Blessed are the merciful:  </li></ul><ul><li>For they shall obtain mercy. </li></ul>
Matt. 5:8 <ul><li>Blessed are the pure in heart:  </li></ul><ul><li>For they shall see God. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Every impure thought defiles the soul, impairs the moral sense, and tends to obliterate the impressions of the Hol...
<ul><li>But the words of Christ cover more than freedom from sensual impurity,  </li></ul><ul><li>more than freedom from t...
<ul><li>Until we have renounced this, we cannot understand Him who is love.  </li></ul><ul><li>Only the unselfish heart, t...
Matt. 5:9 <ul><li>Blessed are the peacemakers:  </li></ul><ul><li>For they shall be called the children of God.   </li></ul>
<ul><li>The peace of Christ is born of truth.  </li></ul><ul><li>It is harmony with God. </li></ul><ul><li>The world is at...
<ul><li>Men cannot manufacture peace.  </li></ul><ul><li>Human plans for the purification and uplifting of individuals,  <...
<ul><li>The only power that can create or perpetuate true peace is the grace of Christ.  </li></ul><ul><li>When this is im...
Ps. 119:165 <ul><li>The psalmist declares,  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing ...
Matt. 5:9-12 <ul><li>&quot;Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of hea...
<ul><li>The world loves sin, and hates righteousness, and this was the cause of its hostility to Jesus.  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Thus strife is created, and Christ's followers are accused as troublers of the people.  </li></ul><ul><li>Not with...
Happy Are They <ul><li>That are poor in spirit </li></ul><ul><li>That mourn  </li></ul><ul><li>That are meek </li></ul><ul...
Happy Are They <ul><li>That love the Lord as He loves you </li></ul><ul><li>Conditionally </li></ul>
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  1. 1. The Sermon on the Mount
  2. 2. Matt. 5:1-12 <ul><li>5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: </li></ul><ul><li>5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, </li></ul><ul><li>5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. </li></ul><ul><li>5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. </li></ul><ul><li>5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. </li></ul><ul><li>5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. </li></ul><ul><li>5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. </li></ul><ul><li>5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. </li></ul><ul><li>5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. </li></ul><ul><li>5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. </li></ul><ul><li>5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. </li></ul><ul><li>5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A study of Christ's wonderful sermon on the mount will teach the believer what must be the characteristics of those whom the Lord calls &quot;Blessed.&quot; </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>With clearness and power, He spoke the words that were to come down to our time as a treasure of goodness. </li></ul><ul><li>Here He specified who should be the subjects of His heavenly kingdom. </li></ul>
  5. 5. In the Sermon on the Mount <ul><li>Christ sought to undo the work that had been wrought by false education, and to give His hearers a right conception of His kingdom and of His own character. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet, He did not make a direct attack on the errors of the people. He saw the misery of the world on account of sin, yet He did not present before them a vivid picture of their wretchedness. </li></ul><ul><li>He taught them of something infinitely better than they had known. </li></ul>
  6. 6. In the Sermon on the Mount <ul><li>Without combating their ideas of the kingdom of God, He told them the conditions of entrance therein, leaving them to draw their own conclusions as to its nature. </li></ul><ul><li>The truths He taught, are no less important to us today, than to the multitude that followed Him then. </li></ul><ul><li>We, no less than they, need to learn the foundation principles of the kingdom of God. {DA 299.3}   </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Those who are thus distinguished and blessed, will be a peculiar people, trading upon the Lord's gifts. </li></ul><ul><li>He speaks of those who shall suffer for His name's sake as receiving a great reward in the kingdom of heaven. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Those who will seek by faith, prayer, and earnest study of the Scriptures to obtain the virtues here brought to view, will easily be distinguished from those who walk not in the light. </li></ul><ul><li>Those who refuse to follow a &quot; Thus saith the Lord&quot; will have no excuse to render for their persistent resistance of the Word of God </li></ul><ul><li>(Letter 258, 1907). {5BC 1083.10} </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blessed <ul><li>Spiritual Definition   </li></ul><ul><li>holy, </li></ul><ul><li>sacred, </li></ul><ul><li>sanctified, </li></ul><ul><li>hallowed, </li></ul><ul><li>consecrated, </li></ul><ul><li>set apart </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blessed <ul><li>  Worldly Definition </li></ul><ul><li>welcome, </li></ul><ul><li>providential, </li></ul><ul><li>lucky, </li></ul><ul><li>fortunate, </li></ul><ul><li>pleasant, </li></ul><ul><li>happy </li></ul>
  11. 11. Blessed <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 12. Matt. 5:1-2 <ul><li>And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: </li></ul><ul><li>And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  13. 13. Matt. 5:3 <ul><li>Blessed are the poor in spirit: </li></ul><ul><li>For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Christ's first words to the people on the mount were words of blessing. </li></ul><ul><li>Happy are they, </li></ul><ul><li>who recognize their spiritual poverty, and feel their need of redemption. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Matt. 5:4 <ul><li>Blessed are they that mourn: </li></ul><ul><li>For they shall be comforted. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>By these words Christ does not teach that mourning in itself has power to remove the guilt of sin. </li></ul><ul><li>He gives no sanction to pretense or to voluntary humility. </li></ul><ul><li>The mourning of which He speaks does not consist in melancholy and lamentation. </li></ul><ul><li>While we sorrow on account of sin, we are to rejoice in the precious privilege of being children of God. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>We often sorrow because our evil deeds bring unpleasant consequences to ourselves; but this is not repentance. </li></ul><ul><li>Real sorrow for sin is the result of the working of the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>The Spirit reveals the ingratitude of the heart that has slighted and grieved the Saviour, and brings us in contrition to the foot of the cross. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>By every sin Jesus, is wounded afresh; </li></ul><ul><li>And as we look upon Him whom we have pierced, we mourn for the sins that have brought anguish upon Him. </li></ul><ul><li>Such mourning will lead to the renunciation of sin. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Jer. 3:13, 12 <ul><li>&quot;Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God;&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>“ And I will not cause Mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord.&quot; </li></ul>
  20. 20. Isa. 61:3 <ul><li>&quot;Unto them that mourn in Zion,&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>He has appointed to give </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.&quot; </li></ul>
  21. 21. Matt. 5:5 <ul><li>Blessed are the meek: </li></ul><ul><li>For they shall inherit the earth. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>The difficulties we have to encounter, may be very much lessened by that meekness which hides itself in Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>If we possess the humility of our Master, we shall rise above the slights, the rebuffs, the annoyances, and they will cease to cast a gloom over the spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>The highest evidence of nobility in a Christian is self-control . </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Those who reveal the meek and lowly spirit of Christ, are tenderly regarded by God. </li></ul><ul><li>They may be looked upon with scorn by the world, but they are of great value in His sight. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not only the wise, the great, the beneficent, who will gain a passport to the heavenly courts; </li></ul><ul><li>It is not only the busy worker, full of zeal and restless activity. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>No, it is the poor in spirit, who crave the presence of an abiding Christ, the humble in heart, whose highest ambition is to do God's will. </li></ul><ul><li>They will be among that number who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Ps. 138:6 <ul><li>&quot;Though the Lord be high, </li></ul><ul><li>Yet hath He respect unto the lowly.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  26. 26. Rev. 7:15 <ul><li>“ Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple: </li></ul><ul><li>And He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.” </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  27. 27. Matt. 5:6 <ul><li>Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: </li></ul><ul><li>For they shall be filled. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>The sense of unworthiness will lead the heart to hunger and thirst for righteousness, and this desire will not be disappointed. </li></ul><ul><li>Those who make room in their hearts for Jesus, will realize His love. </li></ul><ul><li>All who long to bear the likeness of the character of God, shall be satisfied. </li></ul><ul><li>The Holy Spirit never leaves unassisted the soul who is looking unto Jesus. </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>If the eye is kept fixed on Christ, the work of the Spirit does not ceases until the soul is conformed to His image. </li></ul><ul><li>The pure element of love will expand the soul, giving it a capacity for higher attainments, for increased knowledge of heavenly things, so that it will not rest short of the fullness.   </li></ul>
  30. 30. Matt. 5:7 <ul><li>Blessed are the merciful: </li></ul><ul><li>For they shall obtain mercy. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Matt. 5:8 <ul><li>Blessed are the pure in heart: </li></ul><ul><li>For they shall see God. </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>Every impure thought defiles the soul, impairs the moral sense, and tends to obliterate the impressions of the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>It dims the spiritual vision, so that men cannot behold God. </li></ul><ul><li>The Lord may, and does, forgive the repenting sinner; but though forgiven, the soul is marred. </li></ul><ul><li>All impurity of speech or of thought must be shunned by him who would have clear discernment of spiritual truth. </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>But the words of Christ cover more than freedom from sensual impurity, </li></ul><ul><li>more than freedom from that ceremonial defilement. </li></ul><ul><li>Selfishness prevents us from beholding God. </li></ul><ul><li>The self-seeking spirit judges of God as altogether such a one as itself. </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Until we have renounced this, we cannot understand Him who is love. </li></ul><ul><li>Only the unselfish heart, the humble and trustful spirit, shall see God as </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.&quot; Ex. 34:6. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Matt. 5:9 <ul><li>Blessed are the peacemakers: </li></ul><ul><li>For they shall be called the children of God. </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>The peace of Christ is born of truth. </li></ul><ul><li>It is harmony with God. </li></ul><ul><li>The world is at enmity with the law of God; </li></ul><ul><li>Sinners are at enmity with their Maker; </li></ul><ul><li>And as a result they are at enmity with one another. </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>Men cannot manufacture peace. </li></ul><ul><li>Human plans for the purification and uplifting of individuals, </li></ul><ul><li>Or of society, </li></ul><ul><li>Will fail of producing peace, because they do not reach the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>The only power that can create or perpetuate true peace is the grace of Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>When this is implanted in the heart, it will cast out the evil passions that cause strife and dissension. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  39. 39. Ps. 119:165 <ul><li>The psalmist declares, </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing shall offend them.&quot; </li></ul>
  40. 40. Matt. 5:9-12 <ul><li>&quot;Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. </li></ul><ul><li>Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.&quot; </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>The world loves sin, and hates righteousness, and this was the cause of its hostility to Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>All who refuse His infinite love, will find Christianity a disturbing element. </li></ul><ul><li>The light of Christ sweeps away the darkness that covers their sins, and the need of reform is made manifest. </li></ul><ul><li>While those who yield to the influence of the Holy Spirit begin war with themselves, and those who cling to sin, war against the truth and its representatives. </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Thus strife is created, and Christ's followers are accused as troublers of the people. </li></ul><ul><li>Not with sorrow, but with rejoicing, should they meet persecution. </li></ul><ul><li>Each fiery trial is God's agent for their refining. Each is fitting them for their work as colaborers with Him. </li></ul><ul><li>Each conflict has its place in the great battle for righteousness, and each will add to the joy of their final triumph. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Happy Are They <ul><li>That are poor in spirit </li></ul><ul><li>That mourn </li></ul><ul><li>That are meek </li></ul><ul><li>Which do hunger and thirst after righteousness </li></ul><ul><li>That are merciful </li></ul><ul><li>That are pure in heart </li></ul><ul><li>That are the peacemakers </li></ul><ul><li>Which are persecuted for righteousness' sake and have all manner of evil spoken against you falsely </li></ul>
  44. 44. Happy Are They <ul><li>That love the Lord as He loves you </li></ul><ul><li>Conditionally </li></ul>
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