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Sermon on the Mount

Living Without Lying (Matthew 5:33-37)

Four statements that need to be made: God is truth and can never lie. The Spirit is truth. Jesus is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” The God of Truth guides us into truth.

Living Without Revenge (Matthew 5:38-42)

God has made peace with humanity in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The consequences of this are enormous: the new covenant is a covenant of peace.

Living Without Sin (Colossians 3:1-17)

There are three primary points to today’s sermon- 1. We start by understanding that we abide in Christ (John 15:4-5). 2. Sin remains, but it most not reign (Gal. 5:16-17). 3. You are a new creation, a child of God (2 Cor 5:17).

Living Without Performance (Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18)

Outside the Kingdom of God, we have no way to determine our value other than what others say about us. There is only One who truly knows our hearts, and He is the One we are to seek. God is an invisible God, and He cares deeply about what we do that no one else can see.

Living Without Greed (Matthew 6:19-24)

Money and possessions bring momentary happiness, security, power, and success. However, they will eventually let us down.

Living Without Worry (Matthew 6:25-34)

If God take such pains to make a small flower or bird beautiful, how much more will He take care of you? Worry keeps me focused on my limited resources. Trust keeps my attention on God's abundant resources.

Bearing Fruit (Matthew 7:15-20)

Jesus wraps up the Sermon on the Mount with three warnings. Today, we look at the first of the three warnings.

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When the Rain Falls (Matthew 7:24-27)

What is your foundation? Are you going to be ready when the storm comes? Blessed are those who have been through the storm and mourn.

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Listen to Yourself (Matthew 7:12)

We are taught the Golden Rule from childhood, yet do we really allow it to guide our life? Do we allow the simple words to take on a deeper meaning in our lives?

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From Enemies to Neighbors (Matthew 5:43-48)

Today, we wrapped up Matthew 5. This chapter begins the Sermon on the Mount and gives us a peek at the Kingdom. Jesus is calling us to live lives transformed from the inside out. We are the salt of the earth. We are the light of the world.

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Redefining the Tough Issues (Matthew 5:21-32)

The Sermon on the Mount brings out issues that are many times tough to work through. On the cross, Christ takes on the burden and cleanses us from our sins. However, it is in the words of Christ that are hearts are healed.

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Here is the quote I used in the sermon: “I sadly have a number of broken or strained relationships about which I have tried to do what Jesus tells us to do. I sadly have a number of relationships about which I have not yet tried hard enough to do what Jesus tells us to do because I am afraid of an explosion of anger in the other
or in me. But I do not want to miss out on the reason why Jesus speaks the way He does in this text. I do not what to let any of the 'What if...' issues get in the way of my soul being healed."

The Shape of My Life (Matthew 5:17-20)

Christ did not come to abolish the law, but to fulfill the Law. This passage is a turning point in the Sermon on the Mount. What does it mean to have a right-relationship with our Lord?

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Kingdom Honesty (Matthew 5:33-37)

Relationships are important. Our God is a God of relationship and He desires for us to not just be freed from outward sin, but for our hearts to be healed.

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Experiencing God's Goodness (Luke 6:38)

God has a vision for your life. What is keeping you from being all that God desires for you? Are you willing to trust Him enough to give Him what stands between you and Him?

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