Sermon on the Mount Session 6

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Sermon on the Mount Session 6

  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>Living by a higher standard </li></ul><ul><li>(part two) </li></ul>
  4. 4. The (vital) missing link <ul><li>Blessed attitudes (of someone in the kingdom)! </li></ul><ul><li>You are “salt of the earth” </li></ul><ul><li>(…get out of the saltshaker & back into the world) </li></ul><ul><li>You are “light of the world” </li></ul><ul><li>(…take a step back into the darkness) </li></ul><ul><li>Now what does that look like? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kingdom laws (values) <ul><li>“ You have heard that it was said…” </li></ul><ul><li>Murder </li></ul><ul><li>Adultery & divorce </li></ul><ul><li>Vows </li></ul><ul><li>Revenge </li></ul><ul><li>Love your enemies </li></ul><ul><li>“ But I tell you…” </li></ul>Repeated formula (x5)
  6. 6. “You have heard…I tell you” <ul><li>Oaths (vows) </li></ul><ul><li>The corruption </li></ul><ul><li>& the reality </li></ul><ul><li>The solution </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Can I be trusted? </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t swear </li></ul><ul><li>Speak the truth </li></ul>“… anything beyond this comes from the evil one!”
  7. 7. “You have heard…I tell you” <ul><li>Revenge </li></ul><ul><li>The corruption… </li></ul><ul><li> & the reality </li></ul><ul><li>The solution </li></ul><ul><li>(4 pictures) </li></ul><ul><li>Limit revenge </li></ul><ul><li>Promote relationships! </li></ul><ul><li>Personal insult </li></ul><ul><li>Prosecution over the trivial </li></ul><ul><li>Serve the oppressor </li></ul><ul><li>Giving to the beggar </li></ul>
  8. 8. “You have heard…I tell you” <ul><li>Love & hate </li></ul><ul><li>The corruption… </li></ul><ul><li> & the reality </li></ul><ul><li>The solution </li></ul><ul><li>Love that costs </li></ul><ul><li>Children of God? </li></ul><ul><li>Love the ones you like? </li></ul><ul><li>Love the ones who respond? </li></ul><ul><li>Love your enemies! </li></ul><ul><li>(& pray for your persecutors) </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Kingdom Values <ul><li>I will not hate others </li></ul><ul><li>I will be faithful </li></ul><ul><li>I will be truthful </li></ul><ul><li>I will not take revenge </li></ul><ul><li>I will love others (even when they don’t love me) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Life application <ul><li>Obey the Law in the power of the Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Be shaped by Kingdom-values? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Be perfect as your heavenly father is perfect” </li></ul>

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