The “Invitation”

Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount, not with an “invitation” as we might conceive of it, but with two dire warnings. What response is Jesus trying to elicit in his audience?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 28, 2017.)

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule is one of the most pivotal ideas in moral philosophy. While Jesus was not the first to articulate the idea, he calls it the basis of the Law and Prophets. Why is this rule so important, and what are its limits?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 21, 2017.)

 

Judge Not

It is not uncommon for people to use “Judge Not,” found in Matthew 7:1, as a kind of “Get-out-of-jail-free” card. What does Jesus actually saying about judging others in Matthew 7, and are we using that phrase correctly?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 30, 2017.)

Overcoming Anxiety

Jesus’ teaching on anxiety and worry is short, to the point, and profound. What is anxiety, and why is it so dangerous for the Christian? What reasons does Jesus give us to help us overcome our worry?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 23, 2017.)

You Have Heard That It Was Said

While it is true that we have been relieved of many of the difficult requirements of the Mosaic Law, our obligations toward God are by no means “easier”. In the latter half of Matthew 5, Jesus clarifies and perhaps raises the standard of behavior that God expects of his people.

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 2, 2017.)

Exceeding Righteousness

Why did Jesus come to earth and become human? We see part of the answer early in the sermon on the mount in Matthew 5. Accompanying this explanation is a stern warning for God’s people, as Jesus begins his sermon on what it means to be righteous.

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on March 26, 2017.)

Salt and Light

We are continuing our look at the sermon on the mount, perhaps the most famous sermon of all time. What do salt and light have in common, and why does Jesus use these things as analogies of God’s people? What does this practically mean for His people today?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on March 19, 2017.)