Sermon on the Mount Conclusion

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Sermon on the Mount Conclusion

  1. 1. God’s new world order A series on the Sermon on the Mount for 2007 #8. The challenge before us
  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. <ul><li>Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives ; he who seeks finds ; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened . </li></ul><ul><li>Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! </li></ul><ul><li>So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets . (vv. 7-12) </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>Respect for his authority (“amazement”) </li></ul><ul><li>Submission to his leadership (“follow”) </li></ul>“ Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice…”

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