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Sermon on the Mount Session 4


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Sermon on the Mount Session 4

  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. Character…& influence <ul><li>Blessed are… </li></ul><ul><li>Poor </li></ul><ul><li>Mourn </li></ul><ul><li>Meek </li></ul><ul><li>Righteous </li></ul><ul><li>Merciful </li></ul><ul><li>Pure </li></ul><ul><li>Peacemaker </li></ul><ul><li>Persecuted </li></ul><ul><li>For theirs is/ they will… </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom of heaven </li></ul><ul><li>Be comforted </li></ul><ul><li>Inherit the earth </li></ul><ul><li>Be filled </li></ul><ul><li>Be shown mercy </li></ul><ul><li> See God </li></ul><ul><li>Be called sons of God </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom of heaven </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to change the world <ul><li>Living in one kingdom…but influencing the other! </li></ul><ul><li>You are “salt of the earth” </li></ul><ul><li>You are “light of the world” </li></ul>
  5. 5. SALT <ul><li>Seasons </li></ul><ul><li>Preserves </li></ul><ul><li>Heals (but stings!) </li></ul>Therefore don’t keep it to yourself!
  6. 6. LIGHT <ul><li>Exposes </li></ul><ul><li>Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Nourishes </li></ul>Therefore don’t hide it!
  7. 7. Effective evangelism/ Community transformation <ul><li>“ Let your light shine before others </li></ul><ul><li>that they may see your good deeds </li></ul><ul><li>and praise your Father in heaven.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Life application <ul><li>Get out of the saltshaker & back into the world </li></ul><ul><li>Take a step back into the darkness </li></ul>