Sermon On The Mount – Jesus’ Teaching For Us Today
Sermon On The Mount (Matthew Chapters 5-7)
One of the remarkable attributes of Jesus was His ability to attract an audience. He had a genuine charisma that enabled Him to appeal to each person’s heart, drawing out hope for them to grasp. He often used parables and allegories to communicate godly principles. The Holy Spirit was working so effectively through Jesus that the people easily related to Jesus’ teachings. They began to see in Jesus that God cared and loved them. God had reached down out of heaven and became man. Jesus was now the living God in action.
One of Jesus’ first teachings was The Sermon On The Mount. Countless people were there. Jesus began teaching lessons that opened the eyes of many. He taught the mysteries of God in words that gave hope to all and challenged the motives of others. He spoke about God in a way nobody had ever done before.
Look at a few of Jesus’ teachings. Let them speak to your heart. See God’s care and love for you.
- The Beatitudes Matthew 5:3-12
- 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
- 5:5 Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
- 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
- 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
- 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
- 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
- 5:10 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- 5:11 Blessed are you when people insult and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
- 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
- If you are angry at someone, you murdered him.
- If you lust after someone in your heart, you committed adultery. Jesus spoke right to the heart. These last two comments should pierce your heart.
- Matthew 5:44 “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”
- Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.”
- Matthew 6:24 “You cannot serve God and wealth.”
- Matthew 6:25-27 “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?”
- Matthew 6:33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
- Matthew 7:3 “Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?”
- Matthew 7:12 “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you.” (The Golden Rule)
- Matthew 7:15-18 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.”
You can read the complete Sermon On The Mount in the gospel of Matthew, Chapters 5,6, and 7.