We are finally starting the Sermon on the Mount! The Sermon on the Mount is a profound and unique body of teaching from the Messiah himself, yet throughout church history, we’ve had a difficult time agreeing on exactly what it means and how to apply it. We’ll get into that debate.
In May, we’ll start the beatitudes. Did you know Jesus wasn’t the first to use a beatitude? We’ll analyze the pattern and spend time in the Old Testament to understand the background Jesus was drawing on.
Teaching through the Sermon on the Mount has long been on my “bucket” list of things to teach. I’m anxious to share with you. Thanks for listening!
April 2021 Podcasts
09 Matthew 3:13-17 The baptism of Jesus
At his baptism, God confirms that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, who will rule on David’s throne forever. We also see what kind of king Jesus is: humble and willing to serve.
10 Matthew 4:1-4 1st Temptation: Stones to bread
Satan wants to disqualify Jesus as the Messiah while God wants to demonstrate that Jesus is worthy to be the Messiah. We’ll look how how Jesus responds when he’s tempted to believe God is no longer taking care of him.
11 Matthew 4:5-7 2nd Temptation: Jump from the pinnacle
While the temptation to jump to from the top of a high mountain may not appear to very enticing at first glance, it’s a temptation we all face today. When life gets hard or overwhelming, like Jesus, we’re very tempted to believe God has ceased to take care of us and we need to take a “leap of faith” to get back in His good graces.
12 Matthew 4:8-11 3rd Temptation: Bow down
Satan offers Jesus a shortcut to gaining the blessings God has promised him. But Jesus knows idolatry is looking to someone or something other than God to grant us Life.
Bible Study Resources
- Word Study: test peirazo
- Word Study: blessed makarios
- Word Study: gentle praus
- Word Study: Righteous, dikaios
- Word Study: Righteousness, dikaiosune
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- How to use e-sword as a concordance
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- Basic Retreat Planning
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