Sermon on the Mount Session 3Presentation Transcript
Living in two worlds A series on the Sermon on the Mount
The Sermon (on the mountainside)
Theme: Kingdom (reign) of God
Kingdom character & influence 5:3-16
Kingdom laws & values 5:17-48
Kingdom actions 6:1-7:12
Kingdom demands 7:13-27
Living in two worlds
The distinguishing marks of a Christian
God’s process for change
The shaping of character
The changing of conduct
The transformation of culture
The inward attitudes
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for
theirs is the kingdom of heaven .
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted .
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth .
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled .
Recognize what they don’t have Grieve for what this means for them & the world Humble themselves before the one who can give it Yearn for it above all else
The outward attitudes
Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy .
Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God .
Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons of God .
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven .
They embrace mercy They embrace purity They embrace peace They embrace suffering
More thoughts on suffering
“ Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me . Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (vv.11-12)