The Sermon on the Mount begins a series of 5 very important Sermons / Teachings of Jesus in the book of Matthew. Speaking to his disciples, Jesus explains the reality of being a disciple of His and Heaven in this sin-sick, God-forsaken world. The sermon shows how and explains why a person who is in right relationship with God should conduct his/her life.
The Sermon on the Mount is practical instructions for living life for those who CHOOSE to follow Jesus, submit to His teaching and CLIMB the mountain of discipleship.
Key Series Scripture Passage
Matthew 5:1–2 (The Message)
1 When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the COMMITTED, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down
2 and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said…
“CLIMB” – to go upward with gradual or continuous progress…
A step-by-step process…
Why Study the Sermon on the Mount?
There are six important reasons for studying the Sermon on the Mount.
- Shows the Necessity of Being a NEW PERSON In Christ]
- Reflects the MIND and HEART of the Lord Jesus
- Teaches the ONLY Way to True HAPPINESS and the Real Meaning of Life
- Gives Us the Best Way TO CHANGE OUR WORLD For God’s Glory
- Jolts us out of our American Christianity COMFORT ZONE and Challenges Us To CLIMB
- Shows Us how to Please God and Be Ready For The Coming Day of ACCOUNTABILITY
The true happiness (joy) of believers IS one of Christ's main concerns. That is evident because Jesus' first recorded sermon (the Sermon on the Mount) begins with this theme.
The happiness that can fill the void in every soul CANNOT be manufactured or supplied by the world.
Jesus' teachings in Matthew 5:1-12 are referred to as the *Beatitudes* --that which express a state of blessedness.
Matthew 5:1-12 (ESV)
The Greek word translated "BLESSED" (makarios) is used some 9 times in the first 12 verses and means:
“Being happy, content, satisfied – regardless of outward circumstances – because of an internal personal relationship with God; joyful.”
Matthew 5:10-12 (The Message)
To experience true happiness in life, to live out the Sermon on the Mount and CLIMB Mount Discipleship, one must be poor in spirit, mournful, meek, hungry and thirsty for righteousness, merciful, pure in heart, peaceable, persecuted, and reviled – first being emptied of self and then filled with His Holy Spirit.
Your Choice… CLIP ON AND CLIMB!
Sermon Topics: Beatitudes