Sermon On The Mount Overview

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Sermon On The Mount Overview

  1. 1. “ Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying…” (Matthew 5.1-2, ESV)
  2. 2. One Word = Many Emotions <ul><li>The word brings a myriad of troubling thoughts. </li></ul><ul><li>The word brings emotions of stress and grief while also bringing joy and hope. </li></ul>
  3. 3. One Word = Many Emotions <ul><li>The word: </li></ul>Change
  4. 4. Results of One Little Word <ul><li>“ I just don’t want to.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We tried that before.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We have never done that before.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ You are right, but…” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Let me sleep on it.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Have you Changed? <ul><li>How have you changed since becoming a Christian? </li></ul><ul><li>Have your words changed? </li></ul><ul><li>Have your actions changed? </li></ul><ul><li>Have your priorities changed? </li></ul><ul><li>Has your life changed? </li></ul>
  6. 6. One Day = Many Changes <ul><li>“ Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying…” </li></ul><ul><li>(Matthew 5.1-2, ESV) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Forward from the End <ul><li>“ And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Matthew 7.28-29, ESV) </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Authority <ul><li>The scribes taught in the synagogues. </li></ul><ul><li>The scribes quoted the rabbis before them. </li></ul><ul><li>The scribes feared expressing an idea without quoting a predecessor. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus’ words brought a fresh, new meaning to the eternal word. </li></ul><ul><li>-A. T. Robertson </li></ul><ul><li>-Word Pictures of the New Testament </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Freshness of True Teaching <ul><li>Jesus taught a change of priorities. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus taught a change of thought. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus taught a change of hope. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus’ words brought a fresh, new meaning to the eternal word. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What was Taught <ul><li>A change of priorities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your example is a priority. (Matthew 5.13-16) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A change of life is a priority. (Matthew 5.21, 27, 31, 33, 38, 43) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The kingdom of Heaven is a priority. (Matthew 6.33 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing Jesus is a priority. (Matthew 7.24-27) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What was Taught <ul><li>A change of thought: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are the healing, curing power of the world. ( Matthew 5.13) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are the light in the darkness. (Matthew 5.14-16) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>True treasure is deeper than you think. (Matthew 6.19-33) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking you might get to heaven is not enough. (Matthew 7.21-23) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Take Note of 1 John 5.13) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What was Taught <ul><li>A change of hope: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The law would not be destroyed but fulfilled. (Matthew 5.17-20) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The law could not pass without fulfillment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Galatians 3.21-29 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What was Taught <ul><li>A startling new meaning to a changed life: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Blessed are the poor in spirit…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Blessed are those who mourn…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Blessed are the meek…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Blessed are the merciful…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Blessed are the pure in heart…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Blessed are the peacemakers…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Blessed are those who are persecuted…” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Blessed are you when others revile you…” </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Have you Changed? <ul><li>How have you changed since becoming a Christian? </li></ul><ul><li>Have your words changed? </li></ul><ul><li>Have your actions changed? </li></ul><ul><li>Have your priorities changed? </li></ul><ul><li>Has your life changed? </li></ul>

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