Sermon On The Mount II.
The Christian while on earth and on into eternity will live their life in the presence of God. What does this mean? What are the implications? Jesus began his sermon by walking his disciples through the beatitudes (a Christian’s character), which result naturally in being “salt and light” (a Christian’s influence). Then he led his disciples up the steep mountain of a Christian’s conduct, showing the that their righteousness must exceed that of the Pharisees and the scribes. This was possible through him and the love that they would discover in their Heavenly Father. This all culminated on the summit: “Love you enemies and pray for those who persecute you…so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven”! Now in chapter 6, Jesus camps out on the idea of living life in the presence of God. 12 times in this chapter alone, Jesus uses the phrase “Your (heavenly) father” or “Our Father”. That is the context for all that Jesus is going to teach. What does it mean for us to live life in the presence of God, both in our devotional life as well as the stuff of every day?
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May 22, 2016 :: “The Antidote to Worry” (Matthew 6:25-34) – Download
May 15, 2016 :: “Finding Treasure” (Matthew 6:19-24) – Download
May 8, 2016 :: “The Lord’s Prayer” (Matthew 6:5-18) – Download
May 1, 2016 :: “The Greater Reward” (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18) – Download