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Sermon on the Mount Session 10


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Sermon on the Mount Session 10

  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 6:1-7:12 </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom demands 7:13-27 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Kingdom demands <ul><li>The challenge before us </li></ul>
  4. 4. The demands of the kingdom <ul><li>Two gates </li></ul><ul><li>Two trees </li></ul><ul><li>Two houses </li></ul><ul><li>… entering </li></ul><ul><li>… planting/ bearing fruit </li></ul><ul><li>… building </li></ul>
  5. 5. The two gates (vv.13-14) <ul><li>Wide </li></ul><ul><li>Broad </li></ul><ul><li>Many </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction </li></ul><ul><li>Small </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow </li></ul><ul><li>Few </li></ul><ul><li>Life </li></ul>
  6. 6. The two trees (vv.15-23) <ul><li>Bad roots </li></ul><ul><li>Bad tree </li></ul><ul><li>Bad fruit </li></ul><ul><li>Good roots </li></ul><ul><li>Good tree </li></ul><ul><li>Good fruit </li></ul>“ By their fruit you will recognize them!”
  7. 7. The two houses (vv.24-27) <ul><li>Foolish person </li></ul><ul><li>Does not listen & act </li></ul><ul><li>Built on sand </li></ul><ul><li>Storm comes </li></ul><ul><li>Falls </li></ul><ul><li>Wise person </li></ul><ul><li>Does listen & act </li></ul><ul><li>Built on rock </li></ul><ul><li>Storm comes </li></ul><ul><li>Stands </li></ul>
  8. 8. Life application <ul><li>“ Everyone who hears these words of mine </li></ul><ul><li>& puts them into practice…” </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for his authority (“amazement”) </li></ul><ul><li>Submission to his leadership (“follow”) </li></ul>