Tag: Sermon on the Mount

The Book of James

The book of James was written by Jesus’ half-brother; a man who grew up with Jesus, knew him intimately, and was by his side for much of his ministry.  This book is therefore filled with the wisdom of Jesus; much of which parallels the…

Rock Foundation

At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, the first major sermon that Jesus delivered, He gave a few tips on what we need to do to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  Much of what Jesus shared in the Sermon on the Mount…

Your Treasure

In Christ’s day, the Jewish philosophy was that those who are rich are those whom God loves.  In Deuteronomy 28, in the Old Testament, God promised to bless the Jews materially if they were obedient to His Word; and He also told them there…

The Lord’s Prayer

In the first major teaching event delivered by Jesus Christ known as the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus set aside some time to teach those listening how to pray.  In so doing, He provided his followers with a model prayer commonly referred to today…

For the Right Reasons

During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus rejected the interpretation of the law held by the Jewish religious leaders known as the Pharisees.  By focusing on the letter of the law rather than the spirit of the law, the Pharisees had gone off in…

The Law

Most cities have speed laws for motor vehicles.  The letter of the law is to maintain a certain speed when driving.  The spirit of the law is to drive at a safe speed so as not to endanger anyone.  If the speed limit is…

Salt & Light

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you have a particular influence on this world that needs to be nurtured and maintained.  Jesus made this clear during His Sermon on the Mount.  He used two specific illustrations to paint a graphic picture of…

A Gift from God

Soon after Jesus appointed His twelve apostles, He appeared before a large crowd and delivered His first recorded sermon known as the Sermon on the Mount.  Many people were aware of the miracles Jesus was performing and were eager to hear Him teach.  The…

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

The Sermon on the Mount is found in chapters 5 – 7 of the book of Matthew.  This is the longest discourse presented by Jesus found in the Bible. In this message, Jesus begins with a list of proclamations known as the Beatitudes, each…