One of the most quoted sections of the Bible, it is probably the
most formal message Jesus ever delivered. It is a diamond
worth examining closely.
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I - The Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount; the
poor in spirit, those who mourn, the gentle and meek.
II - Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for
righteousness; blessed are the merciful; blessed are the
pure in heart.
III - Blessed are the peacemakers and persecution.
and Light - The salt of the earth; the light of the
world and righteousness exceeding.
Management - Christ compares bursts of anger with
murder, counseling reconciliation and friendship instead of
Heard It Said - Christ speaks on divorce, adultery,
honesty, vengeance and enemies.
Stealth Christianity - In prayer and giving, don't let
your right hand know what your left hand is doing.
Consider the Lilies - Jesus discusses single-minded
devotion and the distraction that is money.
Judgment - Jesus speaks on the difficult art of judging
others, hypocrites included.
||The Quest -
The Christian pilgrimage viewed from the literary form known
as "the quest."
The Straits - Narrow is the way and strait the gate, and
few who find it.
Lord, Lord - Christ's final
admonition in the Sermon on the Mount — building the right
These lessons were delivered in 2012.