Sermon on the Mount Session 3

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Sermon on the Mount Session 3

  1. 1. Living in two worlds A series on the Sermon on the Mount
  2. 2. The Sermon (on the mountainside) <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. Living in two worlds <ul><li>The distinguishing marks of a Christian </li></ul><ul><li>(part two) </li></ul>
  4. 4. 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>
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. The outward attitudes <ul><li>Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy . </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God . </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons of God . </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven .   </li></ul>They embrace mercy They embrace purity They embrace peace They embrace suffering
  7. 7. More thoughts on suffering <ul><li>“ 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) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Life application <ul><li>Examine character (who you are) </li></ul><ul><li>Experience conduct (what you do) </li></ul><ul><li>Expect transformation (in your world) </li></ul>

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