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Sermon on the Mount


Matthew  5-7


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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Matthew 5:1-5 Blessings I - The Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount; the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the gentle and meek.
Matthew 5:6-8. Blessings II - Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness; blessed are the merciful; blessed are the pure in heart.
Matthew 5:9-12 Blessings III - Blessed are the peacemakers and persecution.
Matthew 5:13-20 Salt and Light - The salt of the earth; the light of the world and righteousness exceeding.
Matthew 5:21-26 Anger Management - Christ compares bursts of anger with murder, counseling reconciliation and friendship instead of anger.
Matthew 5:27-48 You Have Heard It Said - Christ speaks on divorce, adultery, honesty, vengeance and enemies.
Matthew 6:1-19 Stealth Christianity - In prayer and giving, don't let your right hand know what your left hand is doing.
Matthew 6:19-34 Consider the Lilies - Jesus discusses single-minded devotion and the distraction that is money.
Matthew 7:1-6. Art of Judgment - Jesus speaks on the difficult art of judging others, hypocrites included.
Matthew 7:7-12 The Quest - The Christian pilgrimage viewed from the literary form known as "the quest."
Matthew 7:13-20 The Straits - Narrow is the way and strait the gate, and few who find it.
Matthew 7:21-29 Lord, Lord - Christ's final admonition in the Sermon on the Mount — building the right foundation.

These lessons were delivered in 2012.

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