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Sermon on the Mount Session 3
 

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    Sermon on the Mount Session 3 Sermon on the Mount Session 3 Presentation 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
      • (part two)
    • 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)
    • Life application
      • Examine character (who you are)
      • Experience conduct (what you do)
      • Expect transformation (in your world)