Living in two worlds A series on the  Sermon on the Mount
Structure of the sermon <ul><li>Theme: Kingdom (reign) of God </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom character & influence 5:3-16 </li>...
Living in two worlds <ul><li>Living by a higher standard </li></ul><ul><li>(part one) </li></ul>
The (vital) missing link <ul><li>Character & influence </li></ul><ul><li>You are “salt of the earth” </li></ul><ul><li>(…g...
Kingdom laws (values) <ul><li>“ You have heard that it was said…” </li></ul><ul><li>Murder </li></ul><ul><li>Adultery & di...
But first…a crucial reminder <ul><li>The importance of the Law of God </li></ul><ul><li>Every detail matters to God (v.18)...
“You have heard…I tell you” <ul><li>Murder </li></ul><ul><li>The corruption…  </li></ul><ul><li>  & the reality </li></ul>...
“You have heard…I tell you” <ul><li>Adultery & divorce </li></ul><ul><li>The corruption…  </li></ul><ul><li>  & the realit...
Life application  <ul><li>Obey the Law in the power of the Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Be shaped by Kingdom-values? </li></ul>
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Sermon on the Mount Session 5

  1. 1. Living in two worlds A series on the Sermon on the Mount
  2. 2. Structure of the sermon <ul><li>Theme: Kingdom (reign) of God </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom character & influence 5:3-16 </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom laws & values 5:17-48 </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom actions 6:1-7:6 </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom demands 7:7-27 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Living in two worlds <ul><li>Living by a higher standard </li></ul><ul><li>(part one) </li></ul>
  4. 4. The (vital) missing link <ul><li>Character & influence </li></ul><ul><li>You are “salt of the earth” </li></ul><ul><li>(…get out of the saltshaker & back into the world) </li></ul><ul><li>You are “light of the world” </li></ul><ul><li>(…take a step back into the darkness) </li></ul><ul><li>Now what does that look like? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kingdom laws (values) <ul><li>“ You have heard that it was said…” </li></ul><ul><li>Murder </li></ul><ul><li>Adultery & divorce </li></ul><ul><li>Vows </li></ul><ul><li>Revenge </li></ul><ul><li>Loving your enemies </li></ul><ul><li>“ But I tell you…” </li></ul>Repeated formula (x5)
  6. 6. But first…a crucial reminder <ul><li>The importance of the Law of God </li></ul><ul><li>Every detail matters to God (v.18) </li></ul><ul><li>Disobedience is noted by God (v.19) </li></ul><ul><li>A higher standard is expected by God (v.20) </li></ul>
  7. 7. “You have heard…I tell you” <ul><li>Murder </li></ul><ul><li>The corruption… </li></ul><ul><li> & the reality </li></ul><ul><li>Two examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Hatred </li></ul><ul><li>Reconciliation? </li></ul><ul><li>The altar </li></ul><ul><li>The courtroom </li></ul>
  8. 8. “You have heard…I tell you” <ul><li>Adultery & divorce </li></ul><ul><li>The corruption… </li></ul><ul><li> & the reality </li></ul><ul><li>The solution </li></ul><ul><li>Lust </li></ul><ul><li>“ Leaving & cleaving”? </li></ul><ul><li>A radical view of sin </li></ul><ul><li>A radical view of faithfulness </li></ul>
  9. 9. Life application <ul><li>Obey the Law in the power of the Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Be shaped by Kingdom-values? </li></ul>
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