Matthew records the words of Jesus in this lengthy Sermon on the Mount. We’ll take this one piece at a time.
- Introduction: Matthew 5:1-2, Luke 6:17-19
- The Beatitudes: Matthew 5:3-12, Luke 6:20-26
- Salt and Light: Matthew 5:13-16
- The Fulfillment of the Law: Matthew 5:17-20
- Murder: Matthew 5:21-26, Luke 6:27-30, Luke 6:32-36
- Adultery: Matthew 5:27-30
- Divorce: Matthew 5:31-32
- Oaths: Matthew 5:33-37
- Eye for Eye: Matthew 5:38-42
- Love for Enemies: Matthew 5:43-48
- Giving to the Needy: Matthew 6:1-4
- Prayer (including the Lord’s Prayer): Matthew 6:5-15
- Fasting: Matthew 6:16-18
- Treasures in Heaven: Matthew 6:19-24
- Do Not Worry: Matthew 6:25-34
- Judging Others: Matthew 7:1-6, Luke 6:37-42
- Ask, Seek, Knock: Matthew 7:7-12
- The Narrow and Wide Gates: Matthew 7:13-14
- True and False Prophets: Matthew 7:15-20, Luke 6:43-45
- True and False Disciples: Matthew 7:21-23
- The Wise and Foolish Builders: Matthew 7:24-27, Luke 6:47-49
- Conclusion: Matthew 7:28-29
Take time to read and reflect on these passages…one at a time. Breathe in the Word of God.
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One Reply to “Sermon on the Mount – Intro”
The Sermon on the Mount is one of five discourses in Matthew, probably one of the most well-known, parts of which even show up in secular references (Paul Simon’s, Blessed, comes to mind immediately).
The NIV Study Bible notes provide this outline to consider:
This series of posts will span the course of 21 days and consider some of the parallel passages in Luke. These are all red-letter words; text that needs to be considered one phrase at a time. At least, that’s the way I like to approach Scripture.
Teach us Lord through these words then send us out to do as you intended!