Sermon on the Mount – Intro

Matthew records the words of Jesus in this lengthy Sermon on the Mount. We’ll take this one piece at a time.

  1. Introduction: Matthew 5:1-2, Luke 6:17-19
  2. The Beatitudes: Matthew 5:3-12, Luke 6:20-26
  3. Salt and Light: Matthew 5:13-16
  4. The Fulfillment of the Law: Matthew 5:17-20
  5. Murder: Matthew 5:21-26, Luke 6:27-30, Luke 6:32-36
  6. Adultery: Matthew 5:27-30
  7. Divorce: Matthew 5:31-32
  8. Oaths: Matthew 5:33-37
  9. Eye for Eye: Matthew 5:38-42
  10. Love for Enemies: Matthew 5:43-48
  11. Giving to the Needy: Matthew 6:1-4
  12. Prayer (including the Lord’s Prayer): Matthew 6:5-15
  13. Fasting: Matthew 6:16-18
  14. Treasures in Heaven: Matthew 6:19-24
  15. Do Not Worry: Matthew 6:25-34
  16. Judging Others: Matthew 7:1-6, Luke 6:37-42
  17. Ask, Seek, Knock: Matthew 7:7-12
  18. The Narrow and Wide Gates: Matthew 7:13-14
  19. True and False Prophets: Matthew 7:15-20, Luke 6:43-45
  20. True and False Disciples: Matthew 7:21-23
  21. The Wise and Foolish Builders: Matthew 7:24-27, Luke 6:47-49
  22. 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”

  1. 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:

    1. Beatitudes, i.e., declarations of blessedness (5:1-12)
    2. Ethical admonitions (5:13-20; 6:1-7:23)
    3. Contrasts between Jesus’ ethical teaching and Jewish legalistic traditions (5:21-48)
    4. Short parable stressing the importance of practicing what has just been taught (7:24-27)
    5. Reaction of the crowds, amazement and recognition of authority (7:28-29)

    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!

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