The Sermon on the Mount is the most famous and powerful exposition Jesus had ever preached. The three chapters from Matthew 5-7 may take only 10 minutes to read through, but a lifetime to study, understand, and live out. St. Augustine had described it as "a perfect standard for the Christian life". Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic, The Cost of Discipleship
is based on this Sermon. Martin Lloyd-Jones' greatest life work was his study of the Sermon on the Mount. Even non-Christians like Mohandas Gandhi tried to live by the teachings here.
In the first 8 lessons, Jesus teaches on the Beatitudes, which are really the ATTITUDES of the kingdom. Your attitude is the "heart" within your heart - it is the real you! Your attitude is so sacred that no one (not even God!) will rule over it. It is the most genuine expression of your LOVE for God. Study the 8 attitudes that bring the approval and blessings of God in life.
Lesson 1. Sermon on the Mount
Lesson 2. The Power of Brokenness
Lesson 3. Meekness
Lesson 4. Spiritual Hunger and Thirst
Lesson 5. Blessed are the Merciful
Lesson 6. The Pure in Heart
Lesson 7. Peace and Persecution
Lesson 8. Salt and Light
Part 2: Kingdom Righteousness
In these lessons, learn how to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Most of life, weren't we taught to come out of the world and separate ourselves from uncleanness? How are we going to reconcile that concept with isolation with Jesus' purpose to send us as "sheep among the wolves" in the world? Didn't Jesus know that those ravenous wolves could potentially corrupt our righteousness and harm our faith? This second volume will revolutionize your Christian life!
Lesson 9. Marketplace Evangelism
Lesson 10. The Marketplace Christian
Lesson 11. Salting Humanity
Lesson 12. Releasing the Glory in You
Lesson 13. Kingdom Righteousness
Lesson 14. Three Uses of God's Law
Lesson 15. Exceeding Righteousness (Part A)
Lesson 16. Exceeding Righteousness (Part B)
Part 3: Kingdom Living
Get into the mind of Jesus Christ on His thinking concerning genuine kingdom living. The Bible has produced the law of the developed world. The English common law, the Bill of Rights, the Magna Carta, and most national Constitutions are all rooted in the Ten Commandments. Has the grace of God done away with the need for the Ten Commandments? How should we go about praying, fasting, and giving in a manner that God approves? What about lawsuits, marriage, and divorce? How do we live a Christian life in a world where what's right and what's wrong are getting more confusing by the day?
Lesson 17. Authentic Spirituality
Lesson 18. The Lord's Prayer
Lesson 19. Spiritual Concentration
Lesson 20. Balance in Relationship
Lesson 21. The Narrow Way
Lesson 22. Radical Choice
Speaker: Kong Hee