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>The distinguishing marks of a Christian </li></ul>
What exactly is a Christ-follower? <ul><li>Not just someone who has made a  decision  …  but someone who is becoming a  di...
God’s process for change <ul><li>The shaping of character </li></ul><ul><li>The changing of conduct </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
Beatitudes (or blessed attitudes) <ul><li>Blessed are  the poor in spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are  those who mourn <...
The inward attitudes <ul><li>Blessed are the poor in spirit, for </li></ul><ul><li>theirs is the kingdom of heaven . </li>...
Life application <ul><li>How do you see yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you becoming a disciple? </li></ul><ul><li>What do...
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Sermon on the Mount Session 2

  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>The distinguishing marks of a Christian </li></ul>
  4. 4. What exactly is a Christ-follower? <ul><li>Not just someone who has made a decision … but someone who is becoming a disciple </li></ul><ul><li>Disciple: one who learns (a student) </li></ul><ul><li>one who follows (a pilgrim) </li></ul><ul><li>one who imitates (a servant) </li></ul><ul><li>Someone who’s character has been shaped … & who’s conduct has been changed . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Not everyone who says to me “Lord, Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” (7:22) </li></ul>
  5. 5. God’s process for change <ul><li>The shaping of character </li></ul><ul><li>The changing of conduct </li></ul><ul><li>The transformation of culture </li></ul>
  6. 6. Beatitudes (or blessed attitudes) <ul><li>Blessed are the poor in spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are those who mourn </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are the meek </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are the merciful </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are the pure in heart </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are the peacemakers </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness … </li></ul><ul><li>… for theirs is the kingdom of heaven . </li></ul><ul><li>… for they will be comforted . </li></ul><ul><li>… for they will inherit the earth . </li></ul><ul><li>… for they will be filled . </li></ul><ul><li>… for they will be shown mercy . </li></ul><ul><li>… for they will see God . </li></ul><ul><li>… for they will be called sons of God . </li></ul><ul><li> … for theirs is the kingdom of heaven . </li></ul>
  7. 7. The inward attitudes <ul><li>Blessed are the poor in spirit, for </li></ul><ul><li>theirs is the kingdom of heaven . </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted . </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth . </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled . </li></ul>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
  8. 8. Life application <ul><li>How do you see yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you becoming a disciple? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you hunger for? </li></ul>

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