1660 Sermon on the Mount
A collection of Jesus Christ’s teaching on the theme of discipleship. It deals with the righteousness required of disciples, the way they are to perform their religious duties, and the blessing and persecution they will know as followers of Christ. It can be seen as a manifesto setting out the nature of life in the kingdom of God.
The setting of the Sermon on the Mount
Mt 5:1; Lk 6:17 Either Jesus Christ taught similar material in two different locations, as is common in preaching, or else Luke more specifically identifies that he taught on a level place or plateau on the mountainside.
The teaching of the Sermon on the Mount
Jesus Christ’s disciples are to have a positive influence on the world Mt 5:13-16
The relationship between Jesus Christ’s message and the law Mt 5:17-21
The righteousness required of Jesus Christ disciples Not only murder but also anger and broken relationships are wrong: Mt 5:21-24; Ex 20:13; Mt 5:25-26 pp Lk 12:58-59 Not only adultery but also lust is wrong: Mt 5:27-30; Ex 20:14
Mt 5:31-32 faithfulness in marriage is called for; Mt 5:33-37 faithfulness in speech is called for; Mt 5:38-48 Retaliation must be abandoned, and enemies as well as neighbours must be loved.
Jesus Christ’s disciples are to seek only God’s approval in their religious duties Mt 6:1
Characteristics of Jesus Christ’s teaching in the Sermon on the Mount
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